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USTRC Championship Results 68 72 76 80 86 90 96 102 106 110 116 120 126

FEATURES 8

Just the Way It Is

by Ben Clements

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USTRC Announcements

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By the Numbers

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Gold Plus Report

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Champions Profile —

by John Findlay by Shawn Vargas

Tyler Quiring and Tyler C. Wade

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Top Tips with Rickey Green

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Horse Health — Hock Pain Lameness

Gold Country Classic Garden Isle Classic Kansas Championships Cowboy Capital Classic Ohio Classic Mississippi Championships North Country Classic Utah Championships West of the Ozarks Red Rock Classic Florida Panhandle Championships Western Colorado Championships Indiana Classic

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Horsemanship Balancing Your Horse by Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland

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History of the USTRC — Part 2 The Early Years – Innovation by Robin Davis

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Upcoming Event Nebraska Championships

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USTRC On Tap

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Roper US Open Standings

On the Cover: This month’s winning cover photo named “Perfect Practice” was taken by Rebecca Guidry of Louisiana. This team roping photo won Guidry $200 in cash and the photo will be entered in the SuperLooper Cover of the Year contest. Congratulations!

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here are so many times in our lives that we act in haste. There are also many times that we do not take the time to see the “BIG Picture.” We get so caught up in ourselves that we do not consider those who are around us. We say things we shouldn’t say and we do things we shouldn’t do. We let opportunities pass us by, when all we would have needed to do was pay attention. I recently attended a church service where Stran Smith gave his testimony. I had heard him before, so I wasn’t really all that excited about attending, but my parents were in town and my mother loves Stran and likes to hear him speak, so we went. I am not the greatest servant to God. I struggle daily with keeping myself on the right track and inevitably I fall short. But sitting there listening to Stran and his struggles made me take a deeper look at myself. There are many times that I could do better. There are many times that I should take a different approach. I want to be the good guy and the guy that people look to with the confidence that I will do the right thing. Now, I know that I am a pretty good guy, but I want to be that awesome guy, not just a pretty good guy. Stran made a statement that his goal was at his funeral people would remember him as a “pretty good guy,” but his kids would say, “Yes, he was a pretty good guy, but you should have seen the kind of guy he was when it was just me and him.” You know what, that is a powerful statement. There are a lot of times that my family would probably disown me if I wasn’t “part of the family.” There are times that I would probably disown them if they weren’t “part of the family.” That’s not good and that’s not what I want. In case you don’t know it, God is right there beside you no matter what you do. You can choose to let Him be a part of what you are doing or you can run from Him. I want what Stran wants, but I want to take it a little further. Now, I cannot change what I have done in the past, but I know that I am forgiven. When I go to heaven and stand at those pearly gates, I feel pretty confident that people at my funeral will say he was a pretty good guy, but I want Jesus to say, “Yes he was a pretty good guy, but man you should have seen how he was when it was just me and him.” That, my friends, is the true measure of a man—how you are when it is just you and God. A friend of mine sent me an email after I went to hear Stran Smith speak and it added to what I was already dealing with. It is an email that I had read before, but this time it hit home. I have been the lady in the story and I am sure you can relate as well. Four Things You Can Never Recover A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport.

JULY 2009 As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to pass the time. She also bought a packet of cookies. She sat down in an armchair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace. In the next seat beside the armchair where the packet of cookies lay, a man sat down, opened his magazine and started reading. When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated, but said nothing. She just thought, “What nerve! If I was in the mood I would punch him for daring!” For each cookie she took, the man took one, too. This was infuriating her but she didn’t want to cause a scene. When only one cookie remained, she thought, “Ah!! What will this abusive man do now?” Then, the man, taking the last cookie, divided it in half, giving one half to her. Ah! That was too much! She was much too angry now! In a huff, she took her book, her things, and stormed to the boarding place. When she took her seat inside the plane, she looked in her purse for her eyeglasses, and, to her surprise, her packet of cookies was there — untouched, unopened! She felt so ashamed! She realized that she was wrong. She had forgotten that she had placed her cookies in her purse. The man had divided his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter, while she had been very angry, thinking that she was dividing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself ... nor to apologize. There are four things you can never recover ... The stone ... after the throw, The word ... after it’s said, The occasion ... after the loss, and The time ... after it’s gone. ~ Author Unknown See, I don’t want to be that lady anymore, I want to be that guy! You have a choice to make in every situation and I encourage you to look at the “BIG Picture.” Don’t get too caught up in yourself. Don’t throw that stone and, if stones are cast at you, don’t throw them back. I promise you will be better off in the long run. Don’t say something you will regret because after it is said, it can never be taken back. Cherish the occasion and rejoice in everything that is presented to you in life. No matter how bad something may seem, it is happening for a reason. Allow God to use you in all that you do, no matter what kind of position He puts you in or what sort of challenge is presented to you. Take the time because once it is gone, it is GONE! Take the time to love your family and spend it with them. Take the time to smell the fresh cut grass or to smile at a stranger. Take the time to tell someone you love them. Take the time to watch the sunset. Don’t let life pass you by and breathe a fresh breath of life into everyone you encounter, and that is just the way it is…………


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention Team Ropers If you are having difficulty finding a partner to rope with at the Regional or National Finals in the Shoot-Out Divisions please contact the USTRC National Office at 254-968-0002 extension 5102 or email partnerfinder@ustrc.com and they will be happy to assist you in locating a partner with available earnings.

The #8 Shoot-Out at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR) will be capped at a #4. No one with a classification above a #4 will be allowed to enter the #8 Shoot-Out at the Cinch NFTR in Oklahoma City on November 1, 2009. Any #3 and #5 combination teams that earned a National Shoot-Out in the Incentive of the #9 Division can utilize their Flex Earnings to enter The #9 Shoot-Out or split to enter separate Shoot-Outs.

Remember the only way to enter a Regional or National Shoot-Out is with your Available Earnings. Both Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings are added together and that total is your Available Earnings. This money can be used in $100 increments to enter USTRC Regional or National Shoot-Outs. You and your partner can combine your Available Earnings for these entries. It takes a total of $6,000 in Available Earnings to enter a National ShootOut and $2,000 in Available Earnings to enter a Regional Shoot-Out. It is important for you to remember that all Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings will be considered “generic,” which means you will have the flexibility to spend your Flex Earnings as you choose. In other words, USTRC will no longer mandate that you must use your Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings with the partner you won with nor will you have to use it in the division you won it in. It is now the your choice to invest your Shoot-Out/Flex Earnings as you see fit. Remember ropers, you may NOT enter up and back at any USTRC Sanctioned event, and the only exception to entering a roping twice with the same partner is in the USTRC Regional and National Shoot-Outs. Please let the USTRC know if you have any address changes so you will continue to get your SuperLooper Magazine. If you have paid for your 2009 membership, but not received your USTRC card, it is possible that the USTRC does not have your correct personal information. Please call the USTRC and verify your information.

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USTRC

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NUMBERS USTRC 2008 Season Top Teams

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or years now, when I have assembled statistics on roper prowess in the form of “the Top 10 this or the Top 20 that”, I have usually listed ropers as individuals as opposed to teams. You’ve seen the articles: the top headers of 2003 or the top heelers at the National Finals or something like that. While there is nothing at all wrong with honoring our triumphant team roping elite in this manner, it occurred to me that I am leaving the ‘team’ out of “team roping.” Sure, I have listed the top teams for singular events, but not in the aggregate. Shame on me! This is a ‘team’ sport and recognition should be given to the ‘teams’ that have performed well as a unit. One of the beauties of this sport is that the classification structure encourages a roper to rope with different ropers on different levels. Each roping you enter with a different partner changes the dynamic of how you rope. The rules are the same but the playing field is altered slightly with each change in division and partner. It makes the game much more interesting and exciting. This concept has a great deal to do with the growing popularity of the sport. But, by the same token, roping often with the same partner is just as rewarding. Anyone who has roped for a fair amount of time has his and her favorite partners. Most of these partnerships endure, and can be quite successful, because the partners are comfortable with each other both in and out of the arena. Outside the arena you are friends and/or relatives. You travel together, eat together, socialize and are involved with each other’s families. Or you may be good long distance friends where team ropings are the place where you meet up to both rope and catch up on each other’s lives. Regardless of the reasons outside the arena, inside the arena, the time you 12 / JULY 2009

spend roping together is golden. We’ve all heard the expression, “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”, and that’s what can happen with a team that ropes often together. You just seem to instinctively know what the other guy is going to do, where he’s going to be and when he’s going to strike. You know each other’s strengths AND weaknesses. You play to the former and try to stay away from the latter for each other. You really like to win, but equally as important, you know how to lose. When you make mistakes, there’s no finger-pointing or berating. You support each other and head to the practice pen to work on those errors. After you work on it and then, when you win, well it’s something special. So let’s call these Tables the “Jake and Clay Awards” or the “Speed and Rich Accolades.” It is crediting the teams that performed the best in the 2008 roping season. Now, I have to admit, some of these teams may be flukes. That is, they got together for the first time right before a roping and did well, but for the most part, the teams listed here are quite familiar with each other, particularly those in TABLE 3. But before you take a look at the TABLES, let me explain how they were compiled and why there are three of them. My first thought in compiling these TABLES was to find the money. That’s always been the chief measure of accomplishment in our sport, as in . . . show me the money! So with that end in mind, I selected every team that roped together during the 2008 season in every sanctioned and affiliate roping that our TRIAD system had gathered earnings for. Then I just picked out the top 20 teams in money earned and the result is TABLE 1. And the top team was . . . ta-dah . . . Heath Myers and Levi Britton with a whopping

$202,300! The lion AND the tiger’s share of those earnings came from their win at Perry DiLoreto’s Reno Rodeo Invitational $200,000. Second on the list are Cecil Nelson and Jim Watson with $145,010 mainly on the strength of their second place win in the very same Reno Rodeo Invitational. In the right most column of the TABLE you can see how many checks each of these teams earned during the season together. Heath and Levi earned three checks. One of those other checks, by the way, was for a 16th in the #11 ShootOut at the USTRC National Finals. Cecil and Jim earned two checks. Their second check was for Short Go fast time, again, at the Reno Rodeo Invitational. As you go down the list, you will notice that most of the teams earned their spot on the list on account of one big win at either the USTRC National Finals or the Reno Rodeo Invitational. Our fourth place team, for instance, is Debralee and David Bloomer, winners of the #10 Shoot-Out at the National Finals. That is why I included the column, “Biggest win was at the:”, so you could see what the event was that propelled the team into the Top 20. To put each team’s placing on the list into additional perspective, do pay attention to the last column, “Number of checks.” As you can see, most of these teams made the list with very few checks, with six being the most. Obviously, big wins were instrumental in making this list. Because of that, I thought I would create a second table. TABLE 2 was compiled in the same manner as TABLE 1 only the results leave out the USTRC National Finals and the Reno Rodeo Invitational. This list is totally different from the list in TABLE 1. Our top team here was Tobye Dockray and Dameon White with a total of $57,046, not quite Myers and Britton’s $200,000, but a tidy sum nonetheless. Their biggest win was at Superbowl 11 in Durant, OK, a $52,750 check. Their other check was for a 6th place in the Average at the No Limit Invitational in Texarkana. Second on the list were ropers Cassie Walker and Chad Benson with a total of $55,410. Their big win was at the Northern Arizona Championships in Flagstaff for $10,626 but it was one of a whopping 13 checks they collected in all. For example, their second biggest check was $10,000 for winning the #11 Shoot-Out at the Northwest Regional Finals. So Cassie and Chad were spreading the wealth around. But you can also see that several of the


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TABLE 1 USTRC Top 20 Teams 2008 Season in Total Earnings • All Sanctioned and Affiliate Ropings Total Team Earnings 1

$202,300

2

$145,010

3

$132,000

4

$120,748

5

$112,300

6

$106,672

7

$105,680

8

$104,700

9

$101,060

10

$97,600

11

$94,800

12

$93,100

13

$92,500

14

$71,700

15

$65,170

16

$62,600

17

$61,110

18

$60,000

19

$59,884

20

$58,934

Header Heeler Heath Myers - Boyd, MT Levi J Britton - Billings, MT Cecil A Nichol - Anderson, CA Jim V Watson - Snelling, CA Debralee Bloemer - La Vernia, TX David B Bloemer - La Vernia, TX Ross A Elliott - Whitehouse, TX Steve M Pinckley - Marshall, TX Clay Tryan - Lipan, TX Kory Koontz - Sudan, TX Tyson J Campidilli - Vinita, OK Nathan C Enyart - Seneca, MO Tyler Quiring - La Grange, CA Tyler C Wade - Terrell, TX Hunter J Mason - Bald Knob, AR Tater Lux - Mulberry, AR Tuff Hedeman - Morgan Mill, TX Cole Echols - Helm Grove, LA Justin Roosa Thomason - Decatur, TX Krece Harris - Decatur, TX David Schiel - Chappell Hill, TX Dustin D Jackson - Corpus Christi, TX Sid Ward - Richfield, ID Casey M Perkins - Shoshone, ID Randy Hearnsberger - Taylor, AR Vick L Gantt - Athens, LA Nicholas Baldwin - Moxee, WA Lyndy Williams - Blackfoot, ID Billy Bob Brown - Carbon, TX Will M Woodfin - Marshall, TX Charles R Pogue - Ringling, OK Britt W Bockius - Claremore, OK Gary L Kiehne - Springerville, AZ Rex Nichols - Silver City, NM Herb C Logan - Miami, OK Buddy E Hawkins II - Fairland, OK Dub Cox - Mayhill, NM Annette K Hinkle - Tularosa, NM Shane J Bohach - Washoe Valley, NV Teejay M Brown II - Ontario, OR

teams still made the list on only one or two ropings. Again, these were really goodpaying ropings just not quite in the league of the National Finals and the Reno Rodeo Invitational. The top three teams in the Average of Superbowl 11 made the list. There are several winners from USTRC Regional Finals. The Wildfire Ranches Businessman's and All Girl Ropings, made the list as did Fort Mojave’s Lucky 777 roping (2 times) and the Donnie Waters Invitational (3 times). Now just because some of the teams on this list are only showing one or two wins doesn’t mean they weren’t roping together. While my statistics on how many times a team has

Biggest win was at the:

In the:

Place

Payoff Type

Team Amt No of Won Chks

PDL Invitational

#11 capped @6

1

Average

$200,000

3

PDL Invitational

#11 capped @6

2

Average

$125,000

2

USTRC National Finals

#10 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$106,300

4

USTRC National Finals

#11 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$102,400

4

USTRC National Finals

US Open

1

Average

$90,600

3

USTRC National Finals

#12 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$95,600

4

USTRC National Finals

#13 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$94,800

1

USTRC National Finals

#9 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$92,100

2

USTRC National Finals

#15 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$89,500

3

USTRC National Finals

#12 G+ Shoot-Out

1

Average

$69,700

2

USTRC National Finals

#10 Shoot-Out

2

Average

$60,200

6

USTRC National Finals

#10 G+ Shoot-Out

1

Average

$59,700

3

PDL Invitational

#11 capped @6

3

Average

$60,000

1

USTRC National Finals

#13 Shoot-Out

2

Average

$53,000

3

USTRC National Finals

#15 Shoot-Out

2

Average

$49,500

5

USTRC National Finals

US Open

2

Average

$53,300

4

PDL Invitational

#11 capped @6

4

Average

$50,000

2

USTRC National Finals

#11 Shoot-Out

2

Average

$57,700

1

USTRC National Finals

#11 Shoot-Out

3

Average

$46,200

3

USTRC National Finals

#12 Shoot-Out

2

Average

$53,500

3

roped together aren’t 100% accurate, they are pretty close. If anything they are low because some of the figures TRIAD receives, particularly with the Specialty Affiliate ropings, included results but not necessarily entries. I’m showing, for instance, that Cassie and Chad entered 38 ropings together in 2008, earning a check in 13. Our first place team, Tobye Dockray and Dameon White entered six ropings together while our third place team, Mitch Hutchinson and Milton Purcella, entered ten times together. So these teams, even though the number of checks they earned were small, were no strangers to each other. And with Mitch and Milton, notice

one lives in Stephenville and the other lives in Roswell, NM. That’s over 400 miles apart! Now that’s a team that doesn’t let distance get in their way. The fact, though, that there were still teams in these first two tables that earned a lot of money without gathering a lot of checks led me to TABLE 3. While all the teams in TABLES 1 & 2 still deserve their bows, I’m particularly partial to the teams on this list. These are the teams that were successful, regardless the payout of the roping. For this list, I didn’t look at earnings at all, I just counted checks. Big roping, small roping made no difference. My cutoff was a total of eight checks. All SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 13


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the teams with eight checks or more to their names are on this list, a total of 29. And I should probably qualify that statement here by saying I included teams that earned National Finals or Regional Finals ShootOut spots, but no money, as having received checks. Regardless, these guys just kept going to the pay or Give Me My Shoot-Out window. Two teams made it to both TABLES 2 and 3, the aforementioned Cassie and Chad and Shannon and Harvey McDaniel. Chad and Shannon also made both lists

with other teammates. Chad with Bill Fancher and Shannon with Becky Cannizarro. Now there’s a pair I’d like to partner with. Cassie and Chad we already know earned 13 checks. Four other teams also earned 13 checks. The McDaniels, Chase and Chad Williams, Jim Milam and Mark Weddle and Jason Arndt and Derrick Younger. But it was Jim Saunders and Lloyd South that were were all alone at the top of TABLE 3 with a chart-topping 16 checks. They won checks in Averages, Incentives,

Rotations and Short Go’s. It didn’t matter to them. Their winnings totaled just over $16,000 which is a $1,000 per check average. They might not match the big dollars on TABLE 1, but this is a very, very successful team and our Resistol is off to them. So hopefully with these tables, I have put the ‘team’ back into team roping. While these teams don’t get a trophy or a ribbon for making it to the list, they can feel free to make copies of the TABLES and distribute them freely to friends and loved ones. n

TABLE 2 USTRC Top 20 Teams 2008 Season in Total Earnings All Sanctioned and Affiliate Ropings Except: USTRC National Finals and PDL Invitational Total Team Earnings 1

$57,046

2

$55,410

3

$50,000

4

$43,000

5

$36,000

6

$35,548

7

$31,200

8

$30,534

9

$28,386

10

$27,098

11

$27,000

12

$26,374

13

$26,000

14

$26,000

15

$25,000

16

$24,770

17

$24,566

18

$24,000

19

$23,552

20

$23,488

Header Heeler Tobye D Dockray - Carthage, TX Dameon J White - Carthage, TX Cassie M Walker - Golden Valley, AZ Chad Benson - Kingman, AZ Mitch L Hutchinson - Stephenville, TX Milton A Purcella - Roswell, NM Brian E Krabbe - Kingman, AZ Troy Tiner - Bastrop, TX Troy Arnold - Enid, OK Max A Vincent - Dover, OK Twister G Vinson - Hawley, TX Sonny E Pate - Merkel, TX Cody J Butler - Sanger, TX Colt Baldwin - Gainesville, TX Matt Amborn Arnold - Queen Creek, AZ Jim K Titsworth - Greer, AZ Bill Fancher - Kingman, AZ Chad Benson - Kingman, AZ Colby B Siddoway - Hooper, UT Max Kuttler - American Falls, ID Audra M Lujan - Hereford, TX Shannon S Pope - Amistad, NM James D Watson - Tioga, TX Dwight K Cessna - Caddo Mills, TX Kyle T Lockett - Visalia, CA Jeffrey J Larson - Turlock, CA Kelly Boegle - Fernley, NV Gary Gist - Placerville, CA Ricky L Hall - Eloy, AZ Roger V Verquer - Gilbert, AZ Charles A Quinn - Anza, CA Jason Boegle - Fernley, NV Toni Tyree - Wickenburg, AZ Sherrick Grantham - Congress, AZ Shannon G McDaniel - Deville, LA Harvey C McDaniel - Deville, LA Robbin J Rowley - Spring Creek, NV Nick F Wilkinson - Mc Dermitt, NV Shanen Helms - Phoenix, AZ Shawn C Connelley - Phoenix, AZ

Biggest win was at the:

In the:

Place

Payoff Type

SuperBowl 11

Superbowl 11

1

Average

$52,750

2

Northern Arizona Championships

#10 WS

1

Average

$10,626

13

Wildfire Ranch Businessmans/ All Girl

Businessman

1

Average

$50,000

1

Perfect 10 Roping

#10

1

Average

$43,000

1

Sweetest Loop Breast Cancer Affiliate

#11 Roping

1

Average

$35,000

2

Lonestar Regional Finals

#11 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$13,674

11

SuperBowl 11

Superbowl 11

3

Average

$21,100

4

The Big River Classic

#11 WS

1

Average

$11,280

3

The River Gambler Six Steer Affiliate

#11 6 Steer

3

Average

$7,180

10

Northwest Regional Finals

#13 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$10,000

4

Wildfire Ranch Businessmans/ All Girl

Ladies

1

Average

$25,000

2

SuperBowl 11

Superbowl 11

2

Average

$26,374

1

Lucky 777

#15

1

Average

$26,000

1

7th Annual Donnie Waters Invitational

Big #10

1

Average

$26,000

1

The New West 11 Invitational

#11 Invitational

1

Average

$25,000

1

7th Annual Donnie Waters Invitational

Big 12

1

Average

$24,000

2

Lucky 777

#11

1

Average

$20,000

2

Eastern Regional Finals

#11 Prelim.

1

Average

$4,638

13

7th Annual Donnie Waters Invitational

Big #9

1

Average

$22,000

2

Dynamite Arena Affiliate

#10 WS

1

Average

$10,612

3

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Because of this the ropings have been tough with every roper being well prepared for competition; I am pretty sure the days of just kicking over and catching are gone. A roper has got to stay aggressive from the first one through the last one.

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ell, it is definitely summertime in Texas. We were lucky enough to have had a decent amount of rain this spring so everything is in good shape so far. The weather has been roper friendly, so everyone has been getting to practice.

by Shawn Vargas

Home-state ropers, Jerald Bierman of Lena and Jeff Smith from Mount Olivie took home the Gold Plus victory at the Mississippi Championships. Their four-head total of 35.93 seconds earned them $3,106 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Local Hawaiians, Fred Rice and Ken Miranda teamed up for a big win at the Garden Isle USTRC event. They roped four head in 61.49 seconds to win the Gold Plus roping and walk away with $794 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 16 / JULY 2009

It is already the middle of the summer and by the time you receive this issue the West Coast Regional should be under way. For those of you who live in the eastern half of the country, don’t forget about the Eastern Regionals to be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, July


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9 through 12. These Regional Finals are “can’t miss” events with tremendous prize lines, numerous Shoot-Outs, and bundles of cash to win. Remember to read up on the Flex Earnings program before you get there. This program is set up to be roper friendly and you should all take advantage of it. The month of August hosts an extremely busy Regional Finals

schedule. The LoneStar Regional Finals will be held in Waco, Texas August 6 through 9. This event was the largest of the USTRC Regional Finals with a 2008 payout of over a half million dollars. The second stop in August finds the USTRC staff in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Southwest Regional Finals, also knows as the SuperLooper. This event will be held August 13 through 16 and paid out a whopping $435,492 in cash and prizes

in 2008. The Northwest Regional Finals will finish up the month of August in Winnemucca, Nevada, August 27 through 30. The last two Regionals are on Labor Day weekend, one in Cheyenne, Wyoming and the other in Tunica, Mississippi. After that, the USTRC staff is in full NFTR mode. It is definitely the time of year when all of us around the USTRC office start thinking about

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The Cowboy Capital Classic witnessed a whole lot of winning this year, including the team of A.R. Northcott and Ricky Garcia who won the Gold Plus roping with a four-head total of 34.78 seconds. The duo won $4,782 in cash, trophy Martin saddles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

A smooth four-head total of 35.20 seconds secured the win for the home-state team of Matthew Pineda and Brady Watterson in the Gold Plus roping of the Utah Championships. Their win earned them $2,424 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

The Florida Panhandle Championships was a great event, especially for the team of Pete Durden and Chris Hudson who took home the win of the Gold Plus roping. They roped four head in 33.58 seconds to win almost $2,000 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 17


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everything that must be done to ensure that you have a great experience at the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. As you prepare for the Cinch NFTR, we ask you to keep in mind a few details. First, when lining up your partners make sure to ask them for their ID numbers. Having all of your ID numbers will speed up the entry process and will allow your entries to be processed without delay. After all, it is first to enter, last to rope, and if we have to look up your ID numbers for you it will be done at the end of the process and your entries will processed last. Next, please observe the entry and continued on page 20

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Montrose, Colorado ropers, Gary Punk Cooper and J.R. Rodriguez, Jr. teamed up in Grand Junction to win the Gold Plus roping at the Western Colorado Championships. Their time of 37.01 seconds on four head earned them $3,168 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Pat Hafenstein and Dale Martin collected their share of the spotlight at the Kansas Championships. They won the Gold Plus roping with a four-head total of 35.99 seconds to win $3,848 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Danny Terry and Chris Francis were the team to beat in the Gold Plus roping at the Red Rock Classic event in Gallup, New Mexico. They roped four head in 37.13 seconds to secure the win and take home $3,386 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 18 / JULY 2009


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The team of Curtis English and Skip Stansbury III teamed up in the Gold Plus roping at the Gold Country Classic for a victory. They put together four runs in 46.45 seconds to secure the win for a payday worth $1,110 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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stall reservation deadlines. The call-in deadline for stall reservations and entries for Gold Plus members is Friday, October 2, 2009. If you wish to mail in your stall reservations and entries, the postmark deadline is Friday, September 25, 2009, no exceptions. These deadlines are critical to organizing such a huge event. The better organized we are, the more enjoyable it will be for you. Please understand that these deadlines are not flexible and will be strictly enforced. Mark your calendars because the 2009 Cinch NFTR is set to begin on Saturday October 24th and will run through Sunday November 1st. Make your hotel reservations early to secure the best room rates. Be sure to watch for more information on the 2009 Cinch NFTR in the upcoming issues of the SuperLooper Magazine. I want to wish each of you the best of luck at the Regionals, and remember you must catch to win! Adios,

Shawn Vargas

Rob McPhail from Michigan and Jimmy Kelly, Jr. from Pennsylvania teamed up at the Ohio Classic for a big 2009 championship. They roped four head in 29.25 seconds to win the Gold Plus roping and collect $1,698 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

The Flying Cow Arena in Grove, Oklahoma welcomed USTRC ropers for the West of the Ozarks event. Don Enyart and Dustin Buffer were among this year’s winners claiming the Gold Plus victories after roping four head in 39.82. They won $2,830 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 20 / JULY 2009


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And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

Tyler Quiring

Tyler C. Wade

#13

2008 USTRC National Champions

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exas team ropers, Tyler Quiring and Tyler Wade, have more in common than just first names. They love team roping. Both young men wanted to travel to the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR) to have a good time. There is no doubt they wanted to win some but for the most part the pair just liked to rope and what a better place to rope than Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum during the NFTR. The pair lives close to each, less than five miles apart, so they practice and rope together on a regular basis. They didn’t really have a game plan for the NFTR and most all the roping they do they do is to have a good time. With a combination of rodeo runs and practice runs the pair focuses on the enjoyment of team roping. The Finals would be a first for Quiring so he wanted to make

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the best of a great week of roping. Both Quiring and Wade knew what was up for grabs in the #13 ShootOut. Ropers were staring at $94,800 and Martin Championship trophy saddles in addition to Gist Championship gold buckles, Tony Lama Full Quill Ostrich boots and Western Horseman Framed collectors prints. Quiring and Wade didn’t actually give much thought to the prize line. However, when the short go round of the #13 Shoot-Out came together the pair were the third high team back coming into the short go round. Suddenly it became more than just about fun and a good time and the competitor rose in both of the young men as they realized they were in a great position to win a National Championship. Even at third place they

could put over $42,000 in their pockets. “I wasn’t really nervous,” Quiring said. “We had roped well and we didn’t talk to each other and lay out a game plan. I guess our game plan was just to rope like we had been roping all day.” Wade concurred and jokingly pointed out, “I knew he would give me a bad handle as always so I would just have to make the best of it and hope it all came together. We were here to have a good time and we ended up doing so good. All those hours in the practice pen going were showing for something.” The team posted a 7.70 on their short round run to take the lead in the Average. With two teams to go the pair


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rode out the back gate and it became a waiting game. As they waited in the back to get their ropes the buzz from the coliseum floor had a special zing to it. Someone said, “Hey, you guys just won the #13 Shoot-Out.” The realization that the top two teams coming back had failed to make qualified runs began to slowly sink in. Suddenly a small thin sliver of light came on in both Quiring and Wade. They had, indeed, just won the #13 Shoot-Out at the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping and they were calling them back into the arena for their victory lap around the arena. “I was in the back trying to make my way through the people and didn’t even realize what had happened,” Quiring said. “When I finally realized what had happened I couldn’t believe it,” Wade said. “It was just awesome to actually win this roping. We rope to have fun. We practice roping goats and making good solid runs and look what happens. It is great.” Quiring had moved from California to Texas and what a positive thing the

move proved to be. “This is my first time at the Finals,” Quiring explained. “We were set to come one other time when I lived in California but my partner cancelled so we didn’t make the trip. I’m glad Tyler and I are partners and got this win. It is awesome to win this roping.” Quiring and Wade not only feathered their bank accounts with an unbelievable amount of money, but had acquired a phenomenal prize line. That actually isn’t too bad a deal for a pair of young guns—And Then There Was One—the National Finals of Team Roping # 13 Shoot-Out Champions. n

Tyler Quiring and Tyler Wade at the USTRC 2008 National Finals in Oklahoma City.

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Rickey Green What About Rate ow much does rate have to do with how well you rope? I believe that’s all a matter of opinion. Personally, I like my heel horses to have a lot of rate and let me push them into the steer. I like to have to kick through the corner and when my feet stop kicking, I want their feet to stop moving. I like my heel horse to run free down the arena and when we get to that nose-to-the-tail high spot, I want him to feel like he just ran into a wall. I can start to drive him as he rates and I like him to feel like he wants to stop all around the corner, so that feel lets me stay up over his withers like a bull rider rides a bull. Then when I deliver he stops, and this helps me follow through. Now, some heelers like a free horse that they have to stop on delivery. They like to stop them manually, I call it. If you like a real free heel horse, it’s probably going to be hard to find one that really hunts the corner on his own because most horses that have a lot of cow will also have a lot of rate. If you would like to create more rate

on your heel horse, a couple of things that might help would be to breakaway some calves so he starts to think about stopping anytime he approaches a cow. Another drill would be when your partner heads the steer, just as he turns the steer, stop your heel horse. Don’t turn in, just stop. Then after five or six of these, stay up in your stirrups and turn the corner and throw on the first jump. Do this about ten runs in a row. And after the run, catch or miss, back your horse up three steps. If your horse has any hope of rate, this should start him thinking about stopping around the corner. If your horse starts to get short, don’t whip him or spur him up. The best thing would be just to track some cattle and let him get in position and stay there four or five jumps. It’s hard to get a header to tow a steer around that long so all these exercises can be performed on your Hot Heels. When it comes to the head horses, I think a lot more amateurs than pros look for a horse with rate. It’s like my uncle Walt says, “If they say he’s got a lot of rate, that means he won’t run; and if they say he’s got a lot of

Rickey Green Website With team roping growing at an extraordinary rate across the nation, the need for information about the event is at an all-time high. Rickey Green Team Roping Schools has launched a website aimed at meeting the need for quality instruction and competitive insight for the beginner to the professional level. Check out www.RickeyGreen.com, your roping library.

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run, that means he won’t stop.” The reason the pros don’t have to have a horse that rates so much is because they rope wider on their approach than the amateur. A pro header gets ready earlier and ropes on the gain. Then he picks his horse up after the delivery. A pro also uses both hands when he delivers, so his catch ratio is high. A lot of amateur headers want to get up to position and take a couple swings. So if the horse doesn’t rate, they start to sit down and pull on the reins so they can’t deliver with both hands. Also, the amateur tends to get too narrow. He’s too high and too narrow, so he panics, pulls, and squeezes his horse on by the cow. The trouble with a head horse that has too much rate is that if you reach at all, these type of horses usually start to rate back farther and don’t run as hard as a free horse. I recommend riding a free type head horse that has a good handle on him and that will keep running through your throw. Then rate when you pick him up. I know that some of you headers just about blew chunks when I said I want a head horse that will run

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through my throw. I know it feels so much better and it’s so much easier if the horse will slow up a little when you throw. But here’s the truth of it, times have changed. It’s not about comfort, it’s about some of these #13 ropings being won with 25 on 4 at our local ropings. So I need my horse to move forward and out to the side as I deliver, so I’m keeping the momentum in the run and not dropping back and killing the steer in the hole. Now, if you’re having trouble with a horse that just won’t back off or be controlled in the run, or maybe he’s even trying to run by, I recommend running a few steers and just come out of the box about ten feet and stop, let the steer go. The next step is about two coils back, reach and stop, let your rope go many times, and this will help get rate and control back. Have a nice summer, and check out PowerTeamRoping.com. Your Friend,

Rickey Green Psalm 18:46

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Hock Pain Lameness Courtesy of Legacy Equine Medical & Surgical Centre Written by Cortney Henderson, DVM, MS, DACVS

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to the development of hock pain. However, many horses with normal hind limb conformation develop “wear and tear” injury during work, which leads to hock pain. It is very common for both hocks to be affected, with one usually more severe than the other. There is a wide range of clinical signs in rope horses with lower hock joint pain. Mild to moderate cases commonly have a training history of unwillingness to lope on a particular lead, reluctance to turn, or inability to stop properly. A low-grade stiffness at the beginning of work is usually present, which wears off as the horse is used. The lameness typically improves with rest, but quickly recurs as work is resumed. Symptoms of hock pain in rope horses are typically seen as a reduction in performance or behavioral problems during work. A heading horse that becomes reluctant to go into the heading box or is unwilling to turn and face the heading box may be indicative of lower hock pain. As the lameness

increases, the heading horse may rear, spin around, or lunge out of the heading box. This horse may be very difficult to reload into the box and will protest or become agitated when made to reload. The routine of the heading horse in dealing with the steer may also change. He may overrun or run past the steer and will not take the steer across the arena at an even, controlled gait. Heeling horses also show signs of lower hock joint pain and lose their ability to stop after the heeler’s rope is thrown. They may also not make the corner properly after the steer is set and turned. Behavioral problems can also occur in the heeling box and the horse may not stop abruptly and keep tension of the rope at the end of a run. The diagnosis of lower hock pain is made by your veterinarian based on the results of a lameness exam and other tests. Hock lameness is usually more apparent when moving in the circles, but can also be seen at the straight trot. Upper limb flexion tests also aid in

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ower hock joint pain is seen in horses of all disciplines, but it is especially prevalent in the western performance horse. The careers of many great rope horses have been reduced or cut short by this very common condition. The horse’s hock consists of multiple small joints which work together to provide movement required for hind limb motion. As the heading horse sets the steer, the hocks are placed under great strain due to the horse and rider’s weight, the abrupt stop, and the pulling force of the steer. The lower two joints of the hock are low motion joints and are most commonly affected by osteoarthritis. Several terms such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone spavin, jack spavin, or blind spavin are used interchangeably in referring to hock joint pain. If the affected horse is younger than two years of age, the term juvenile spavin is often used. Horses that are sickle-hocked, in-at-the-hock, cow hocked, or have excessively straight hind limb conformation are predisposed


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the localization of hock pain. The hind limb is flexed and held for 60 to 90 seconds, the horse is then trotted away. This test usually increases the degree of lameness on the flexed limb if hock pain is present. The lameness exam provides clues as to the source of lameness, but intra-articular analgesia is required to confirm if the lower hock joints are causing pain. A local anesthetic is injected into the lower hock joints and improvement is typically seen within 20 minutes if they are causing lameness. Radiographs are needed to determine the extent of hock joint osteoarthritis and both hocks should be evaluated. Typical radiographic signs include joint space narrowing or fusion, bone spur production, and irregular new bone formation. The goal of treatment is to provide pain relief and enable the horse to continue working. Hock osteoarthritis in not a curable condition, but can be managed effectively to prolong the career of a rope horse. NSAID drugs, such as bute, may temporarily alleviate the symptoms. These drugs are not a long term option and may have adverse side effects. Intra-articular joint injections with corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone or triamcinolone and hyaluronic acid (HA) are a mainstay for successful treatment. For optimal results 3-4 days of turnout, followed by 3-4 days of light riding should be allowed before heavy work is resumed. Rope horses with hock pain respond very well to joint injections, but they should only be injected as necessary to remain sound. A rope horse can be expected to become sound 7-10 days after injection and remain sound for the following 3 to 6 months, sometimes longer. Joint injections should not be performed on a sound horse as “routine maintenance” as are deworming, teeth floating, and vaccinations. We have clients at our practice in Oklahoma that only require a once yearly injection to remain sound and in work, but the results vary with the extent of the condition. Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan, hyaluronan and oral nutraceuticles may be of benefit when combined with joint injections. Trimming and shoeing changes may 28 / JULY 2009

help maintain a pain free horse and consist of shortening, squaring, and rolling the toe in order to move the breakover back. Recently, shockwave therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects and several surgical options are available for advanced cases. The goal of surgery is to eliminate pain by fusion of the lower hock joints. Many methods of surgical fusion have been performed over the past few years and consist of injecting chemical compounds or ethyl alcohol, surgical drilling and laser fusion, or the placement of a small bone plate and screws for joint stabilization. The surgical treatments are not without possible complications and should be reserved for horses after more conservative methods have failed to achieve soundness. As you can see, many of your favorite rope horse’s performance and behavioral problems may be caused by hock pain. In fact, hock pain is the most commonly

identified lameness in rope horses at our equine practice in Northeast Oklahoma. Its prevalence nationwide cannot be overstated and an extremely large number of rope horses fall short of their full potential due to this problem. Now is a great time of the year to contact your veterinarian for a lameness exam and hock radiographs. Eliminate hock pain and your good rope horse may turn into your great rope horse! n

About The Author Born in Amarillo, Texas, Dr. Henderson attended Texas A&M University, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science in 1999, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002. He then completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY. In the Spring of 2006, he finished a three year equine surgery residency at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. He has since attained board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. During the residency program, Dr. Henderson received sound surgical training and became very proficient in both elective and emergency equine surgical procedures and lameness. He also obtained a Master of Science Degree from Virginia Tech University while conducting research in equine laryngeal MRI and equine upper airway functional disorders. He then moved to a Texas private practice and spent two years as the staff surgeon performing colic surgery, arthroscopy, internal fixation of fractures and many other procedures. Dr. Henderson also has in-depth experience with surgical lasers and has performed many equine surgeries using the diode and CO2 lasers. He is currently the staff surgeon at Legacy Equine Medical and Surgical Centre in Glenpool, Oklahoma.


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Balancing Your Horse By Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland

When it comes to a winning run, balance is probably not the first thing on most ropers’ minds. It should be a priority.

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f your horse isn’t balanced, you can run into a host of problems. He may crossfire or pick up the wrong lead because his shoulder, ribcage and hindend are fighting against each other. He may drop a shoulder or turn his head away from the pressure of the jerk from the steer. Any of these can interfere with his performance in the roping arena. Whether a horse is used for a specific discipline, such as roping, or just for leisure riding, he should have a good, even cadence to his stride and balance in order to make smooth transitions. Balance is really another way of saying your horse has softness and collection. Being balanced will make a horse better at any activity. Many rope horses become one-sided; because they go to the left all the time, they tend to be stronger on the left side than the right. If you watch riders warming up at a roping, many of them will only lope on the left lead, which is understandable. Yes, you have to keep your horse on the left lead when roping, but if you only get the horse balanced on one side, it will eventually create soundness problems, as well as maneuverability issues. Ideally, your 30 / JULY 2009


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horse should be balanced on both sides and be willing and able to pick up his right lead just as easily as his left. This is especially important if you use this horse outside the roping arena. Often, in clinics, when I ask people to lope a circle, most will go to the left. They get in a pattern of going with the horse’s motion in just one direction. Any time you use just one side of your body, you will build more strength on that side. It’s the same with the horse. If you continually use that left lead to warm up, your horse will have more of a tendency to get sore and become unbalanced. Riders should also realize that their posture and riding ability influence the horse’s balance. For example, when a horse is loping or galloping along, there is a split second when all four feet are off the ground. If the rider is not in time with the horse’s rhythm because of incorrect posture or position in the saddle, it’s very easy to throw the horse off balance. A lot of people start roping before they learn to adequately ride and this can cause balance problems. Developing balance, feel and timing in the saddle will be a tremendous benefit to your horse’s performance – as well as your own - in the arena.

Gaining Control We can break the horse’s body down into five parts: • • • • •

Head Neck Shoulders Ribcage Hindquarters

If you can separate out and actively control these five parts with softness at a

walk, trot and canter, you can put the horse’s body in any position you chose, and this will help keep the horse balanced on both his left and right sides. Being able to flex the horse’s poll and keep him soft, as well as move shoulders, ribcage and hips, will help keep his vertebrae in line. With every horse, I practice a lot of lateral collection early in training. I want that horse to learn to give his head and neck willingly on command. I also want him to respond to my leg in all three leg positions as I move different parts of his body. For example, when my leg is in position #1, immediately behind the girth, I am controlling his shoulders. In leg position #2, with my leg a few inches behind the girth, I’m controlling his ribcage/barrel. When my leg is in position #3, slightly farther behind the girth, I am controlling the hindquarters. At times, for more effective control of the hind end, I will even put my leg farther back behind the back girth. Basically, I’m working to make the horse supple throughout his entire body. I can pick up the horse’s shoulder by pushing from the outside to the inside in the direction of travel (counter bending). I also like to work with the horse’s ribcage so it contours around my leg, and I make a point of doing this from both sides. This is especially helpful for headers. When I rein my horse, I want his nose to stay in the direction we’re traveling. He should be moving off the outside rein, not pushing into the bridle or turning his nose to

the outside or throwing his head up. Keeping his nose pointed in the direction of travel will help him stay in the correct frame to keep his footfall true and correct and his body posture in balance. Doing these exercises correctly, you will be able to guide your horse in any direction with your coil hand and with your legs. Once you have built a good foundation in the horse, it’s easy to use your legs, feet and hands to get him back in position if he becomes unbalanced. For example, if the horse drops his shoulder, you can use your outside leg and pick up on the outside rein to help him get back in line and balanced underneath himself. Some heeling horses will drop to the inside and duck in, so being able to pick up that shoulder and keep the ribcage soft with your leg will be extremely helpful. Any time a horse leaves the box unbalanced, his run won’t be smooth and your rope speed will be negatively

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affected. You want him to leave the box flat and smooth, not lunging, unbalanced or fighting the bridle. I want him to be standing square in the box, not squatting with his weight leaning up against the back of the box. Most of the horse’s balance comes from his hindquarters, so if he’s unbalanced behind, everything from there forward will also be affected. When a horse gets fidgety in the box, he will start switching his weight from one back foot to the other, and kicking his hip out. If you’ve done your preparation by building a correct foundation, you can use your leg to put the horse’s weight on whichever hind leg you choose. Whether you’re heading or heeling, you want his weight on his left hind foot so he will leave the box on his left lead. I understand that some broke horses can and will change leads on their own after they come out of the box, but it can sometimes offset the roper’s swing, so it will be easier to just leave the box on the left lead. Many times a horse will also be fighting the bit or tie-down and this will cause him to be unbalanced when he leaves the box. Not only will this horse not rate the steer correctly, but his feet won’t be squarely underneath him when he goes to leave the box. 32 / JULY 2009

Work on Suppleness I use a variety of exercises to keep my horse soft and supple so he’ll be on top of his game when I go to the roping pen. In addition to what we’ve already discussed, I will practice backing my horse to improve softness and balance. The horse should be able to back in a straight line and should also be able to back up in a circle or arc. This is ideal for teaching a horse to really give to my leg and learning that I can put the weight on whichever hind leg I’d like. If you are having balance issues with your horse, I strongly recommend you go back and work on building softness and suppleness. Be sure you can separate and control all five body parts. Because roping is so competitive today and there are so many great ropers, horsemanship can be the deciding difference. Before you ever go to the roping box, your horse should be broke, supple, and balanced. This will also help him handle the pressure of competition. Even a good, sound-minded horse can give you trouble at times at a roping when he’s feeling the strain of pressure, but this horse is much easier to straighten out than one who hasn’t had a correct foundation built first.

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No matter how serious you are about roping, you also need to ride outside the arena. Your horse should be a using horse first and a competition horse second, and the only way to accomplish this is to use him in practical ways. No matter if he’s used for heading or heeling, or calf roping, he should be able to track and gather cattle, to stop on a cow and turn left and turn right with equal ease. Too many times we rush ahead because we have competition goals, but the horse will actually compete better if he is a genuine working horse. At the end of the day, you want a performance horse, not just an arena horse. n

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 daughter, Charley, live on their Diamond Double C Ranch in Mineral Wells, Texas. Chris travels around the world appearing at expos, conducting clinics and horsemanship demonstrations. His “Come Ride the Journey’ tour takes him to cities across the U.S. each year. This two-time Road to the Horse Champion offers week-long intensive horsemanship clinics at his Texas ranch, and has a regular horsemanship program on RFD-TV. Western Horseman has released Ride the Journey, by Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland, a 225-page book packed with step-by-step exercises and color photos that details Chris’ practical methods and training techniques. Visit www.chris-cox.com or call Chris Cox Horsemanship Company at 1-888-81-HORSE for information on upcoming clinic and course dates, expo appearances, equipment, books and training DVDs SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 33


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PART 2:

The Early Years — Innovation

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hough the exact origins of the sport of team roping cannot be accurately traced, the modern era directly coincides with the establishment of the United States Team Roping Championships. Prior to the arrival of the USTRC, team roping was little more than a floundering, obscure sport with no organized structure. No one could have predicted the potential that lay just beneath the surface waiting to explode. All that was needed was a catalyst….and that catalyst was the USTRC. Looking back, it’s hard to imagine the sport without the USTRC. What ropers experience today bears little resemblance to the pre-USTRC landscape. An entire thriving industry now exists where previously there was none. The new age of team roping provided a seedbed of opportunity for a whole new set of products and services aimed directly at meeting the needs of the modern-era team roper. As for team ropers themselves, they would quickly adopt an entirely new vocabulary, most of which came as a result of the USTRC and its innovative approach. It was, in fact, the innovations of the USTRC that played an elemental part in reshaping the sport. Innovative ideas and concepts were the very foundation of the USTRC during the early years. It can be successfully argued that the very acceptance of the USTRC on a national level rested upon the shoulders of the USTRC’s innovative spirit. Many of the original innovations introduced by the USTRC remain in place today. Some twenty years after their introduction, it’s almost impossible to think of team roping without them. In fact, it’s interesting to note that there is now an entire generation of ropers who have never known the sport any other way. Without question, the most innovative 34 / JULY 2009

concept ever implemented by the USTRC was that of a universal handicapping system. An enormous undertaking, the USTRC set out to establish a system whereby a roper in one part of the country could travel hundreds, even thousands ,of miles across the country and effectively compete against ropers of equal ability. The concept of the “number system” as it was commonly referred to by both the USTRC and ropers in the early years, was not unique to the USTRC, nor was it the USTRC which initially introduced the idea. Other attempts at establishing a “number system” had been met with acceptance by ropers in various regions of the country but there had never before been an attempt to establish a system across the entire country. Although a monumental task, the success or failure of the USTRC depended on its ability to get a universal classification system established. From a purely objective perspective, the USTRC classification system is a resource hog, to say the least. Literally thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars have been spent by the USTRC to establish, hone, revamp and maintain the classification system over the past twenty years. Still, it was an essential element in the establishment and continued success of the USTRC, and to this day it remains the backbone of the association. Such an impact has the USTRC classification system had on the sport, it is an undeniable fact that it would be impossible for the sport to do without it. Ropers have, for the most part, become numb to the importance of the USTRC’s classification system, yet every team roping event, and every entry depends on its existence. Still, the creation of the system itself was the easy part, the real task was to establish the system to the point that ropers and roping producers accepted it as the de-facto standard for the handicapping of team ropers. There is no way of dating when this took place along the USTRC history timeline but there was, and continues to be, a very specific

indicator that this goal has been achieved. ”What’s your number?” For a team roper looking for a partner with which to enter at an event, be it in Oregon or Florida, it all starts with this question. A roper does not say “What is your USTRC number?” Instead, it’s simply, “What’s your number?” Though a significant indicator that the USTRC classification system was widely accepted as the de facto classification system, there was yet a more important signal. Witnessing the phenomenal success of the USTRC over the past twenty years, there have been a number of upstart team roping associations springing up across the country, attempting to duplicate the USTRC model or some derivative of it. Though some have experienced moderate success over a limited period of time, none were/have been able to sustain the effort. This is largely due to the fact that, ultimately, these associations have little to offer beyond the event itself, and though a unique event, or a series of unique events may have some appeal, the problem is that all events can be duplicated….and if successful…most certainly will be. This is what makes the establishment of the USTRC classification system so important to the USTRC. The format of its events, the structure of its association, and even its innovative concepts have been duplicated over and over again. However, the one thing that cannot be duplicated is its classification system. Ironically, the same question that is asked of a new member by any upstart association which looks to go head to head with the USTRC…especially those who have attempted to implement their own classification system…is the question that proves the USTRC is cemented in place by virtue of its classification system and that the upstart will have limited success….”What’s your USTRC number?” Unquestionably, it’s the USTRC classification system that is far and away the most significant innovation employed by the USTRC. Still there are a number of other innovative concepts that should be mentioned, either because of the significant part they played in the development of the USTRC or because they have become so commonplace in team roping events all across the country. One of the most important factors, early on, was the concept of “limited entry.” That is, limiting the number of times a roper could enter any given event. Though still a part of USTRC philosophy


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and practice, this concept served a crucial role in the early success and acceptance of the USTRC….and it all goes back to the initial classification effort. As mentioned, the establishment and acceptance of the classification system was the key to the success of the USTRC. However, there was one huge problem…it was really not any better than other feeble classification efforts implemented at the time. Though marketed as the savior of the amateur team roper, the truth is that when first implemented, it was pretty bad. The task of classifying ropers by ability from one area to the other was next to impossible. The concept was great and very appealing to ropers, but at the beginning it was full of inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Recognizing this, the USTRC implemented the limited entry concept as a means to mask the shortcomings of the classification system. The thinking at the time was that even if the system has significant flaws, the USTRC could limit the exposure of these flaws by limiting the number of times a particular roper could win. Limiting the number of times a roper could win in a particular division, largely disguised the fact that the roper was misclassified. Yes he might still win…or place…but he/she could only win one spot. Combining this with the concept of the extended payout format…another innovative concept employed by the USTRC at its events that paid places deep in the average…it could still be touted/marketed as a successful system….it was… and it worked. Ultimately, however, the limited entry concept proved to be a trap for the USTRC. Once the USTRC was on track, it was able to quickly address the problems of the classification system. In just a few years, the system had greatly improved classification uniformity across the country and ropers were classified much more accurately. USTRC events throughout the country were exploding in popularity….which dictated the adoption of new innovations and concepts. It’s important to note that one of the innovative features of a USTRC event…and one whose significance is almost never appreciated by ropers today… is offering several divisions for a roper to enter at a single event. Once again this was directly tied to the classification system. Being uniquely classified, a roper could mix and match partners to allow himself the opportunity to enter a number

of different divisions. Ropers take the concept of this for granted today…but it wasn’t always the case. Still, having “sold” the team roping population on the benefits of “limited entry” the USTRC had painted itself in a corner. Despite offering a number of divisions and providing ropers the opportunity to enter multiple times over the course of an event, the USTRC recognized it was not reaching its full potential with regards to allowing a roper to enter as many times as he/she could afford. The solution: ”Incentives.” Though not marketed as such, the initial purpose for introducing the Incentive concept was to allow ropers to enter more times…plain and simple. However, having hung its hat on, and preached for years, the value of limited entry to ropers, to simply backtrack and throw it away was not an option. Still, with the advancements made in making the classification system accurate, the limited entry concept had outlived its usefulness and, indeed, now presented the USTRC with a dilemma. The Incentive concept addressed this problem. Ropers now had an additional way to enter a division, albeit with a different partner. USTRC formats that were “Enter Once” were now essentially “Enter Twice”, those that were “Enter Twice” were now “Enter Three Times,” etc., etc. The bottom line is that ropers were able to enter more at an event and the USTRC was better able to maximize the entry potential of ropers. Event size grew…good for the USTRC and larger divisions translated into greater payouts to ropers….good for ropers. Today, the successful USTRC innovations like classifications, divisions, and Incentives are such a standard part of the roping landscape that they go unnoticed. Still, without them, the sport would not be the same. But there were still more innovations introduced by the USTRC that have to be included in any conversation about the USTRC’s innovative ideas and concepts. The USTRC, from the very beginning, worked hard to set itself apart. A big part of that effort was centered on providing ropers the opportunity to compete at events of superior quality. One of the first innovations to help the USTRC to produce quality events, was the “Pre-Entry” concept. It was a concept that was not widely embraced by ropers, and never effectively implemented in some

parts of the country. Still, the USTRC understood that the best way to provide and produce a large, quality event was to be able to prepare for it. Pre-Entry events allowed the USTRC the ability to provide large events at a quality level that ropers had never experienced. It truly set USTRC events apart. Of course, with larger events came the need to change the way ropers were handled. Pre-Entry allowed the USTRC to produce large events more efficiently and at a higher level of quality all across the country but these large events imposed added stress on the ropers themselves. The USTRC understood that the ultimate quality of an event depended upon roper satisfaction. Large events translated into marathon events, which translated into roper stress and ultimate dissatisfaction. To combat this, the USTRC implemented the “Rotation” concept. Met with its share of confusion at first, ropers quickly caught on to the concept and embraced it. A simple idea, it dramatically reduced the stress level among ropers and is now one of the most widely adopted practices among team roping producers. The USTRC implemented a number of other concepts and ideas related to improving the quality and standards of events. Not the least on the list was the establishment of an official rulebook. Who could imagine the sport without it? Employing professional flaggers at its events was another relatively unheard of practice that significantly kicked the USTRC to another level on the quality scale. It’s safe to say that the practices and procedures implemented by the USTRC with regards to improving the quality of its events completely changed the complexion of the sport. Setting new, professional, quality standards, all event producers all across the country have adopted these practices over time. The result? …..The overall quality of team roping events has taken a giant step forward, scarcely resembling those events of twenty years ago. Innovation and creative concepts are interwoven within the very fabric of the USTRC. Though not every concept the USTRC has introduced has been accepted or was successful, there is irrefutable proof that the sport team ropers enjoy today has been permanently shaped by the USTRC and its innovative philosophy. Next month, this series will explore some of the inner workings of the USTRC as it continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 35


10 Things Every Hunter Should Know

unting can be fun and exciting, no matter who you are. All across the county, men and women, young and old, have found that hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors can be a way to relax and appreciate the beauty of our country first hand. However, as a hunter, there are several things you should be familiar with such as first aid, gun safety and even basic survival knowledge. These are a must for anyone hitting the back trails, mountain peaks or great waterways of the country.

Here is a quick guide to ten things every hunter should know.

#1 Gun Safety The NRA Rules for Gun Handling is probably the most important thing to know and use for any hunter. • Always point the gun in a safe direction • Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire • Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. (You can go to www.NRA.com for more information on gun safety)

in the middle of the wilderness, far from any type of medical facility. There are splints you can use to help minimize the pain while you get out of a situation and find medical attention.

This may be a rather long list of things to remember, but probably vital when venturing into the unknown. Take along a first-aid survival kit, and have the ability to handle a variety of situations from becoming too cold or too hot, to treating fractures and severe bleeding.

Legs Probably the most severe of broken bones are in the legs because of the loss of movement and the ability to carry yourself out of the backcountry. For lower leg fractures, use two splints, each long enough to go from the middle of the thigh, down past the heel of the injured leg. Apply the splints to both sides of the leg and secure tightly to bind them together and help support the leg. For thigh fractures, again use two splints. One that goes from the victim’s armpit, down past the heel and the other from the crotch past the heel. Secure the splints together along the leg and secure the longer split to the upper torso of the victim.

Broken Bones No doubt any kind of accident can result in a broken bone. The painful side effects of a fracture are immense, and can be even more problematic if you are

Arms and Shoulders A broken arm, shoulder or collarbone is painful. For those who suffer this type of injuries in the wilderness simple techniques can help

#2 First Aid

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secure the fractured appendage, allowing you some comfort while you find medical attention. For lower arm broken bones and sprains, treat with splints that are long enough to immobilize the wrists. Use two splints and secure them tightly together on each side of the arm. Using a sling, hold the arm tight against the body of the victim with thumb pointed up and the hand slightly higher than the elbow. Only one splint is needed for upper arm breaks. Tie the splint to the upper arm, from shoulder to elbow. Using a sling and a cravat bandage, tie the arm tightly against the side of the victim. For shoulder and collarbone fractures, use only a sling and a cravat bandage to secure the arm tight against the side of the victim’s body. It is best to keep the hand raised about three inches higher than the elbow as well. Heat and Cold Both hot and cold temperatures can have devastating effects on people who are over-exposed to them. Cold temperatures can cause both frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite is when part of the body begins to freeze and usually


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remove it, but add another pad to the top of it and continue pressure. Applying pressure to the arteries of the upper arms and legs can also help control bleeding by slowing the blood flow to the outer extremities of the body. It is best to take a first-aid class or go online and learn some basic first-aid procedures prior hiking, hunting, or fishing in any backcountry areas.

#3 Fire = Life Every outdoorsman or woman needs to know how to start a fire. Fire can bring warmth, cook food and boil impurities out of water, all of which are a must for survival. Everyone should carry with them something that will start a fire, whether it is matches, a lighter or even a modern flint fire starter. This is the most important necessity for starting a fire. However, you will need to know what to look for that will allow you to start a fire easily. The best thing is an empty bird’s nest. Naturally these are often in trees and you must use caution getting them, but they are nature’s tinder bundles that will flame up quickly. Secondly, you can use dry grass to create your own type of birds nest. If everything is wet, look under heavy branched trees and natural shelters to find dry grass. You can also look to the trees for fast fire starting material. Pitchwood is often the best and you can find it where trees have recovered from damage. The tree sap dries in these areas to help repair the damage and the result is a heavy, brittle piece of wood, with dry

sap that is often more flammable than regular wood. It also repels water better and will not become at wet as regular wood. The bark of some trees can be used as good fire starter as well. Juniper and cedar trees have an inner bark that can be torn off and shredded to make tight fire bundles. Since it is under the outer bark, this is often dry and a great way to start a fire. You can also buy pre-made fire starters that come packaged for easy transport. They often work well, but you should try them prior to going into the wilderness to ensure they work and you know how to use them. Some may burn very fast and hot, so you should always be prepared with other kindling and wood ready to continue the flame.

#4 Beat the Cold Knowing how to dress for cold temperatures allows you to utilize the backcountry throughout the winter months. Hunters should keep in mind the areas they will be heading into and the temperatures that they will be facing. To beat the cold temperatures, use the correct layers of clothing. The inside layer should be made with a wicking layer of material. This material is breathable and helps wick away the moisture you create by sweating, keeping it away from your body where it can eventually freeze when you stop to rest. The next layer of clothing should be

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begins on someone’s ears, nose, fingers or toes. The affected areas will become numb and then begin to hurt. To aid the frostbitten areas, warm the area quickly. Use bare hands that are warm or warm water to thaw the areas, or wrap them in a warm blanket. Do not massage the areas until after they are completely warmed. Find medical attention quickly if you suspect frostbite. Hypothermia is a different and very severe cold weather problem. It is the result of losing more body heat than can be generated. The signs of hypothermia are feeling chilly over your entire body and becoming tired and irritable. Violent shivering will begin, followed by the inability to think clearly. To beat hypothermia, the victim should be removed from the elements and warmed up immediately. Inside a tent or any type of shelter, remove any wet clothes and wrap the sufferer in a sleeping bag or blanket. A rescuer may also be able to help raise the victim’s temperature by removing their own clothes and laying close to them under a blanket or sleeping bag to share body heat. Medical treatment should be sought as quickly as possible. On the flip side, heat can also threaten human life. Heat stroke affects those whose bodies cannot compensate for over-exposure to high temperatures. Drinking plenty of fluids and resting in the shade are the best ways to avoid heat stoke. Those suffering from heat stroke will have elevated body temperatures making attention immediately necessary. The victim should lay down in a shaded area with their head and shoulders raised above the rest of their body. Fanning the person, stripping their clothes to allow air to cool their skin and even dousing with cool water are the best ways to help lower the body temperature. Quick medical attention is a must for anyone suffering from heat stroke. The final part of backcountry first-aid is controlling severe bleeding. You should cover the wound with some sort of pad and press hard. If the pad becomes soaked with blood, do not

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used for insulation. Fleece is a great example of this material. It traps air in the fibers creating a layer of insulation to keep your body warm. The final or outside layer of clothing should be a shell layer. This protective layer should be made of a tough material that will withstand bushing up against rocks and trees, yet it should be waterproof and breathable.

#5 Clean Your Gun Hunters should always be sure their gun is clean and ready for the task at hand. There are many different gun cleaners and oils for sale and just as many different methods of cleaning used by hunters. However, there are a few do’s and don’t that every hunter should know. To begin, use a reputable carboncleaning solution to dampen a patch or bore mop and run it down the barrel of the gun. Follow this with a dry patch and repeat until the dry patch comes out clean. You can also use the cleaner on the action, magazine or bolt of the gun. Do not use it on the trigger mechanisms. To flush away debris in this area, use lighter fluid that will evaporate and not leave a residue that may build and gum up the action. You should also remove copper from the barrel as well. Products that are ammonia-based usually work the best. Begin by running a solvent dampened patch down the barrel. Let sit according to the instructions and then use a correct caliber brush to move up and down the barrel. Do this numerous times, adding more copperremoving solvent to the brush each time. Follow up by using a patch and repeat until it comes out mostly clean. Go back to the bore cleaning solution to remove all of the copper-removing solvent. Finish by running a dry patch down the bore of the gun. Gun oil can be used for guns that will be stored. You can use oils in the bore by running a oil dampened patch through the bore. Remember to clean it out prior to the next use. You can also wipe down and oil the remaining metal areas of the gun, while avoiding the trigger area of the gun. 38 / JULY 2009

#6 Sight It In

Hunters should site in their rifles prior to every hunting season. This is very important and reassuring when you are taking aim at that next trophy buck. To begin sighting in, it is best to go to a range where yardage is already marked off and you can easily set up for target practice. It is best to shoot three round groups between making sight changes. Today’s scopes are better than ever before. Modern technology and precision manufacturing are key to modern precision marksmanship. Scopes come with adjustments for Windage (left and right) and Elevation (up and down) adjustments. By turning these adjustments you will slightly move the scope in the direction you need it to go. The scope should be marked in MOA (Minute Of Angle). They often come in

1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 MOA per click of the adjustment. That means at 100 yards, it would take 8 clicks to move one inch for a 1/8 MOA, 4 clicks per one inch of a 1/4 MOA and 2 click per one inch with a 1/2 MOA scope. Most scopes will indicate left, right, up and down on the adjustment dial. Outside of scopes, some prefer open sights. These too can be sighted in very easily with a few tips. To move your point of impact, move the rear sight in the same direction. For example, to move the grouping area to the left, move the rear site to the left, and to the right, move the sight to the right. Same goes for up and down positioning. Move the rear sight up to make the strike point higher and move the sight down to make it lower.

#7 Ready – Aim – Fire Really, that old saying, “ready – aim – fire” is the best and most efficient way to fire a gun. However, we can add to that, make your next shot right on target. To begin, learn to hold a rifle securely, ready to fire. This is for righthanded people, left handers can switch positions. Your left hand should hold the stock of the rifle with the web of the hand holding up the fore-end of the gun. In addition, the left hand aids in the up and down movement of the gun while sighting. The right hand should hold the


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pistol-grip area of the gun. This creates a pocket in the right shoulder where you can tightly place the buttstock of the rifle. The right hand’s grip is important to hold the tight pressure against the shoulder and aid in aiming the gun, keeping it from moving left and right. The cheek weld is the area where your right cheek makes contact with the stock. This area is often raised on the rifle stock to help keep your head in an upright position and allows you keep the same distance between your head and the site every time you raise the rifle to fire. It also allows you to react faster to the recoil of a shot for quick recovery if a second shot is needed. When holding and aiming a rifle it is best to have three points of contact with the ground or a solid object. Use a tree, logs, rock or your pack to help steady the rifle and offer you a quality shot.

#8 Keep it Accurate Like anything, practice makes perfect and better quality practice will help even more. Remembering a few things when shooting can greatly improve your accuracy. For anyone who has been in the military, they teach you how to control your breathing, how to relax throughout the shot, how to aim, and fire a gun. Here are a few simple tips in each of these fields. Breathing You must hold your breath for an accurate shot. To do this, take in a deep breath, let a little out and hold the rest. Then begin squeezing the trigger for the shot. Relaxing Relaxation is a must. To begin, try to find the best position from which to fire. Tight or strained muscles can cause trembling, which can lead to missing your target or even misfiring. If you can’t find a good position, make the best out of what you have, take a deep breath and try relaxing as much as you can. Aiming Begin your aiming by finding the position you want to hit through your sights. Focus mainly on the front sight or

crosshairs and ignore the rest of the target throughout the squeezing of the trigger. Firing This may be the most important part of the shot. You should gently squeeze the trigger with your index finger. Never slap, jerk or pull the trigger. Follow Up The follow up is perhaps the most overlooked process of firing a gun. By holding your head and hands still throughout the recoil, as if ready to shoot again, will help keep you in perfect position throughout the entire firing process.

#9 Keep Your Game Meat Fresh Hunters should know that their ultimate prize is the meat they pack home, and keeping that meat in good condition from the field to your freezer all begins immediately after the kill. When field dressing your trophy, be aware of not spilling any urine or the contents of the stomach or intestines on the meat. If you do, use water to wash it away immediately. You also want to cool the meat as soon as you can. This usually means removing the insulated hide of the animal. Hanging the animal also helps cool the meat and even packing the inside of the animal with snow helps. It is also a good idea to carry some sort of blankets or game bags that you can place

the meat on when quartering. It is best to get the meat processed as soon as possible in any case.

#10 Choosing Your Ammo

From one gun to another, the loads will handle differently. It is always best to try different ammo from different makers to see which one is most accurate in your gun. You should also use the caliber and loads for the hunt you are planning. For larger game such as elk, moose and bear, a .30 caliber or greater cartridge with a semi or heavy load is often preferred. It is also a good idea to use a controlled-expansion bullet for this type of hunt. For smaller game such as deer, antelope and wild hogs, you can use a .30 caliber and smaller cartridge. A lighter load can be used as well. If you are varmint hunting, a smaller cartridge, such as a .20 caliber can be used. It is often recommended to use a bullet that aggressively expands for this type of hunting as well. n

Ammo Shortage and Gun Sales If you have been to your local hunting store or logged onto your favorite hunting website looking for ammo, you have probably found the shelves empty. Since the beginning of the year ammo has been flying off the shelves and gun sales are up. Many believe higher taxes on ammunition or new laws that will affect ammunition production will increase the cost in the near future. In addition, many think that stricter gun laws lie in the future, making sales of guns sky-rocket since the beginning of the year. According to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, gun sales are up just over 27% in the first quarter of 2009 as compared to 2008. Experts say this is the result of the new presidential administration and legislators and the unknown future of gun sales and ammunition manufacturing.

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The Ultimate Hunting or Fishing Trip Where to Start? Many believe a hunting or fishing vacation is only as good as the guide or outfitter. However, trying to find the best of these can be a challenge in itself. Thanks to the internet, the ease of comparing guides side by side and finding the best outfitter for your next trip is just a few clicks away. The following are just a few of the many great online resources you can find for your next hunting, fishing, or backcountry experience. www.huntingtop10.com This site is the ultimate hunting website. It has everything you need for planning your next or first ultimate hunting experience. From guides to taxidermy, lodges and outfitters, this is a one-stop shop for hunters. It has everything you need for every state in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and even countries across the big blue oceans.

www.huntfind.com This is another awesome hunting website chock full of information. It is packed with hunting, fishing and outdoor links, as well as outfitter and guide links and an updated new guide listing. A couple of clicks inside this website will have you ready to hit the high country for a hunt you won’t soon forget.

www.worldclassoutdoors.com You can get down and dirty with this website. It is full of guide information, as well as other hunting and fishing information for every state in the country and more. It may not have the glimmer and flash of other websites, but it is easy to navigate and supplies great information for what every hunter would need when planning a hunting trip

www.hunttheus.com This is a unique website that not only includes guide and outfitter information across the country, as well as Mexico and Canada, but also has great articles and information hunters can use. In addition, this website does a great job keeping recent hunting and fishing news posted and a running page on current political information that concerns hunters, fishermen and those who enjoy the great outdoors.

www.1fghp.com For those who love the jerk of a fishing pole and begin thinking about their next fishing outing about the time they pack the truck up and head for home from their last fishing adventure, then this is the website for you. The Fishing Guides Home Page offers links to other great sites, articles, blogs and everything a fisherman or woman will need to plan a fishing vacation.

Dodge Rodeo, Inc Announces the Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program for USTRC

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odge Rodeo, Inc. is proud to announce the Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program has under gone a small change for 2009. Your group now has its own company code number to use to obtain your unique control numbers. This tremendous benefit to the members of the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) offers members the Preferred Price (1% below factory invoice) when purchasing or leasing select new

Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicles. The Preferred Price provides significant savings to the members of USTRC, and may also include consumer incentives available at the time of sale. HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Members of USTRC can get the Preferred Price by first obtaining a control number. To obtain your unique control number, members will use the USTRC company code (D88562) when you visit the www.chrysleraffiliates.com website or by calling Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program Headquarters at (888)-444-4321 Option #2. Once you have obtained your Control Number, take it along with your membership card and marriage license or similar documentation showing a relationship to the member, to any

participating U.S. Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealership and request the Preferred Price. After the dealership verifies your Control Number, you can choose from any select new Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicle. (Dodge Viper-All models, 2007 Crossfire, Challenger, Sprinter, Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Dodge Caliber SRT4 are not currently eligible). Don’t Forget: You may purchase or lease a combined total of two vehicles per calendar year. Each purchase requires a new control number. This promotion applies to US residents only. Canada does not fall under this program. Hurry in to your local Dodge dealer today for the best selection and take advantage of these terrific savings.

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Nebraska Championships Custer County Fairgrounds Broken Bow, Nebraska July 17-19, 2009

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errence* knelt in the soft sand of the creek bed. He fingered the wet mud and caressed the broken, old and abandoned Pawnee Indian bow stuck in the damp earth. He carefully lifted his hands and smelled the moist dirt. Wilson Hewitt’s dugout lay a bit north of the creek and Hewitt had done all he could to get a post office set up. Terrence knew his choice to name it Broken Bow was a good one. Suddenly a horse’s nicker brought him out of his deep thought. Dugouts and soddys surrounded the area to the west and north of Hewitt’s dugout and Terrence knew more and more people were coming. 1880 was a time of settling and searching and the flat, sandy fertile soil of Nebraska held a great deal of appeal for those who took long enough to pause and evaluate the area. 42 / JULY 2009

Terrence had ridden a long ways from his homeland of Indiana. He had no idea where he was headed or why. As he knelt in the muddy sand his heart was jubilant. For the first time in his life he felt at home. Wilson Hewitt had offered him work and perhaps this was the place God wanted him to be. Terrence was ready and willing to make Broken Bow his home and to become a part of the history that would follow. Broken Bow, Nebraska sits centered in the heart of Custer County. It also serves as the county seat and sits some fifty miles to the north of Interstate 80 with easy

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environment. It is little wonder that Terrence chose this as his home. Broken Bow, Nebraska will swing open its doors and welcome USTRC Team Ropers to the Nebraska Championships the weekend of July 17th through the 19th. A Jeff Smith production will assure ropers of some of the best team roping the USTRC has to offer. Broken Bow, like most prairie towns, has an interesting history. In 1879, settlers began taking open lands up and down Muddy Creek Valley, which is where two old buffalo trails intersected. Gold seekers going from Kearny to the Black Hills later followed these trails. Custer County itself was organized in 1877, about ten years after Nebraska was adopted as a state. Located in Broken Bow is one of central Nebraska’s finest equine facilities - Custer County Fairgrounds. It will roll out the red carpet for the Nebraska Championships and ropers should be surprised by the roper friendly facility and what it offers to equine enthusiasts. The Custer County Fairgrounds, which covers 49 acres, has 22 buildings and is home to one of the largest County

Fairs in Nebraska. Originally built as a horse racing complex, the facility has since catered to all types of equine events and it is this facility USTRC ropers will have access to when they roll in to Broken Bow in July. The Custer County Museum offers visitors a look at the interesting and diverse history of Custer County. Even the abandoned Pawnee bow is housed in this facility after a very precarious beginning. Visitors to the area should plan on some time familiarizing themselves with the interesting history the area offers. Fishing and camping facilities are located nearby and the climate offers visitors ample opportunity to take in both. Six parks cover a one hundred and twenty six acre area with plenty of RV hookups and picnic areas. Upland game hunting around Broken Bow and the Custer County area is excellent. There are about 3,500 acres of public area at Pressey Park and most landowners readily grant permission when asked. Waterfowl hunting is good along the North Loup River with northern ducks and geese taken regularly.

If golf is something you enjoy after roping, the Broken Bow Country Club should not be overlooked. Located just west of town, along Highway 2 and Memorial Drive, the Broken Bow Country Club showcases a challenging, yet fun, 9-hole golf course. With wide, tree lined fairways and bunkerprotected greens, the course has something for everyone. Plenty of shade, water, and resting allow you to play while avoiding the summer heat. Regardless of what you like to do, Broken Bow will be a good place to get in some summertime team roping at the upcoming Nebraska Championships. If a good USTRC Team Roping is in your game plan, a warm weekend in Broken Bow, Nebraska is a good place to have on your calendar. Perhaps, like Terrence, you will find the area appealing and naturally the roping will offer everything a Jeff Smith production offers ropers. Mark your calendar for the Nebraska Championships. You definitely will not be disappointed. n *Terrence is a fictional name used for story purposes only.

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August 8-9, 2009 Bridgeport, West Virginia 4-T Arena Jx2 Productions John Johnson (423) 340-0640 4-T Arena Larry Tucker (304) 641-1681 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Holiday Inn Clarksburg-Bridgeport Hotel www.sleepinn.com Hotel K Hampton Inn Bridgeport-Clarksburg www.hamptoninn.com Hotel K Oliverio’s Ristorante/Catering www.oliveriosristorante.com Hotel K Twin Oaks Restaurant (304) 842-3567 Restaurant K Texas Roadhouse www.texasroadhouse.com Restaurant K Chic ‘n Bones Rhythm Cafe www.chicnbonesrhythmcafe.com Restaurant K Bridgeport Country Club www.bccwv.com Golf K Pete Dye Golf Club www.petedye.com Golf K Hide a Way Golf Course www.wvhideaway.com Golf K Cinemark 10 at Meadowbrook Mall www.meadowbrookmall.com Entertainment K WV Museum of American Glass wvmag.bglances.com Entertainment K Morgantown Fun Factory www.thefunfactory.org Entertainment K Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum www.annajarvishouse.com Entertainment K WV Film Festivals wvmoviemuseum.blogspot.com Entertainment

Southwest Regional Finals August 13-16, 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico New Mexico State Fairgrounds USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Hyatt Place (505) 872-9000 Hotel K Texas Land and Cattle (505) 343-9800 Restaurant 44 / JULY 2009

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special rate ID #00214570

K El Pinto Authentic New Mexican Restaurant (505) 898-1771 Restaurant K Sadie’s of New Mexico (505) 345-5339 Restaurant K Landry’s Seafood House (505) 875-0101 Restaurant K Texas Roadhouse (505) 856-2226 Restaurant K The County Line (505) 856-7477 Restaurant K Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar www.buffalowildwings.com Restaurant K Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course www.cabq.gov - (505) 884-7505 Golf K Puerto Del Sol Golf Course www.cabq.gov - (505) 265-5636 Golf K Sandia Casino - www.sandiacasino.com (505) 796-7500 Entertainment K Cowboys (505) 299-4559 Entertainment

Z-Bar Ranch at Hale Kea Arena Kamuela, Hawaii August 14-16, 2009 Zanga Schutte (808) 960-7772 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Kamuela Inn (808) 887-6144 Hotel K Waimea Country Lodge (808) 885-4100 Hotel K 19th Hole Restaurant and Bar (808) 882-7222 Restaurant K Beach Club Restaurant Mauna Lani Resort Restaurant K ATV Outfitters www.atvoutfittershawaii.com Entertainment K Parker Ranch 222.parkerranch.com Entertainment

North Dakota Championships

Central States Showdown

Missouri Valley Fairgrounds Bismarck, North Dakota August 15-16, 2009 Rockin S Productions (701) 220-7510 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Doublewood Inn 1-800-554-7077 Hotel K Space Aliens Grill & Bar www.spacealiens.com Restaurant K Bismarck’s East 40 Chophouse & Tavern www.east40chophouse.com Restaurant K Jack’s Steakhouse N Saloon jackssteakhouse.net Restaurant K Riverwood Golf Course www.bisparks.org Golf K Pebble Creek Golf Course www.bismarck.org Golf K Lewis & Clark Riverboat www.lewisandclarkriverboat.com Entertainment K Bismarck Art & Galleries Association www.bismarck-art.org Entertainment K North Dakota Heritage Center www.nd.gov Entertainment K Peacock Alley Bar & Grill www.peacock-alley.com Entertainment K Sidelines Sports Bar (701) 223-1520 Entertainment

August 21-23, 2009 Lake St. Louis, Missouri National Equestrian Center Herb Snow (217) 473-3236 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Holiday Inn Express (636) 300-4844 Hotel K Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com Restaurant K Texas Roadhouse - O’Fallon www.texasroadhouse.com Restaurant K Longhorn Steakhouse www.longhornsteakhouse.com Restaurant K Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar www.buffalowildwings.com Restaurant K Lake Forest Golf & Country Club www.lakeforestgolf.org Golf K Eagle Island Family Golf Center (636) 332-6899 Golf K Princess Cruise Line, Ltd. (636) 695-3100 Entertainment K Kemp Auto Museum www.kempautomuseum.org Entertainment K Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum www.historicaircraftrestorationmuseum.org Entertainment K American Kennel Club Museum www.museumofthedog.org Entertainment

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Cowboy Gear

Northwest Regional Finals August 27-30, 2009 Winnemucca, Nevada Winnemucca Events Center Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company (208) 251-3170 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Winners 1-800-648-4770 Hotel K Red Lion Inn 1-800-633-6435 Hotel K The Griddle www.thegriddle.com Restaurant K Martin Hotel www.gbae.org Restaurant K Player’s Bar & Grill (775) 623-9127 Restaurant K Flyin’ Pig Bar-BQ (775) 623-4104 Restaurant K Winnemucca Municipal Golf (775) 623-9920 Golf K US Forest Services Ranger Station www.fs.fed.us Entertainment K Winnemucca Visitors Center www.winnemucca-nv.worldweb.comEntertainment K Mike’s Mine Shaft www.themineshaftbar.com Entertainment

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Protective ear flaps prevent sore ears Cut back so eyesight is not blocked Extra heavy webbing with grommeted holes for durability

BREATHABLE materials in the CoolWrap discourage moisture buildup, which can lead to softness at the ears and horn base, causing sore heads and head tricks.

Chisholm Trail Classic August 28-30 2009 Enid, Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Pavilion Chisholm Trail Expo Center www.chisholmtrailexpo.com Jeff and Cindy Smith (620) 422-3632 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Day’s Inn (580) 237-6000 Hotel K Comfort Inn (580) 234-1200 Hotel K On the Sidewalk Bar & Grill www.onthesidewalk.net Restaurant K Callahan’s Pub & Grille www.callahanspublichouse.com Restaurant K El Chico Restaurant www.elchico.com Restaurant K Oakwood Country Club www.oakscountryclub.com Golf K Pheasant Run Golf Club Partnership www.pheasantrunenid.com Golf K Putt Putt Golf & Games www.puttputt.com Golf K Meadowlake Miniature Golf (580) 237-0405 Golf K Gaslight Theatre www.gaslighttheatre.org Entertainment K Railroad Museum of Oklahoma www.railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org Entertainment K Champlin Swimming Pool www.enid.org Entertainment

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The CoolWrap’s new design ensures a CLEAR VISION, VISION no matter the size of the horns. Cattle will run truer with no blind spots that can be caused by ill-fitting horn wraps. Tapered horn holes to fit different horn sizes Longer straps for more adjustments Tough, breathable 1000 denier mesh outer layer Thick perforated felt body for breathable protection Patent Pending

Double stitched to prevent the strap from ripping out

“This wrap provides the best vision and fit of any wrap on the market.” Mike Qualls, USTRC Directior of Events.

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

Place Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47.

Clay Tryan Drew Horner Ty N. Blasingame Brandon Beers Derrick J. Begay Charly B. Crawford Kelly Barker Casey Hilley Kaleb Driggers Jake Cooper Chris Lawson Adam Rose Daniel Green Travis J. Tryan Justin V. Davis Mike Bacon Chad Masters David Key Cody McMinn Cody Odell Ross J. Farias Blake H. Hughes Aaron Tsinigine Tanner C. Watt Colter D. Todd Derick J. Fleming Wes Kent Matt Funk Shane Philipp Garett C. Smith Cody Joe Heflin Delon L. Parker Jason S. Tucker, Jr. Luke S. Brown Jake W. Kropik Cory W. Kidd V Jason Arndt Jake Barnes Ed M. Necochea Trevor Brazile Blaine A. Linaweaver Blake Hirdes Travis L. Bounds Ty A. Trammell Kaston W. Peavy Scooter W. Nolen, Jr. Garrett L. Tonozzi

Total 61 57 48 47 42 38 33 32 31 30 29 29 29 28 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 23 22 21 20 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15

Place Name 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57.

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Chad W. Saunders Stoney Joseph III Ken Miranda Shawn Hagler Speed Williams Turtle B. Powell Nelson R. Linares Jimmy D. Tanner Casey D. Gattis Dusty K. Forre

Place Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Cory Petska Russell Cardoza, Jr. Riley K. Pedro Buddy E. Hawkins II Clint Summers Cesar DeLaCruz Patrick Smith Kory Koontz Dryce M. Stoner Kollin D. VonAhn Cody Hintz Allen L. Bach Clay O. Cooper Andy Carlson Martin Lucero Ty Ethridge Jhett E. Johnson Ryan N. Powell Arky Rogers Cole Davison Wade Clayton Jade Corkill Mickey Gomez Quinn Kesler Cody Doescher Paul Eaves Shawn Kreder J. W. Cotton Bo Patzke Bobby Baize Marty Becker Jimmie R. Cooper Jeff S. Brown

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Total 98 48 45 42 40 36 36 33 31 30 29 27 27 27 26 25 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 21 20 19 19 19

Place Name 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67.

Josh Bruce Steve Purcella Joe Beaver Jake M. Long Chance E. Kelton Jered A. Hollaway Colt A. Braden Matt Sherwood Nick L. Pullara, Jr. Pat Grieve

Place Name 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66.

Total 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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Todd Trammell Cody Cowden Derrick T. Younger Mike Beers Jade Willis Adam G. Plyler Kinney Dale Harrell York Gill Nicky F. Simmons Terry Selland Victor T. Aros Caleb C. Twisselman Rich Skelton Travis J. Woodard Trevor B. Connolly Shotgun Passig Levi T. Tyan Cole Echols Brandon Bates Zanga Schutte Caleb Humphries Michael E. Bratton II Tim Gonzales Erin B. Bullin Jay D. McClain Jory M. Levy Will M. Woodfin Brad Culpepper Bode W. Baize Cody D. Robbins Jay Holmes Kevin Hill Joe Roderick

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USTRC’s premier value-added membership package. Available to ropers 18 years of age or older. Only ropers 21 years of age or older will be eligible to compete in Gold Plus ropings.

The double number membership includes everything in the Gold Spur membership, but with classification numbers issued for both heading and heeling. For those wishing to receive a dual classification for the first time or has an expired double number, please complete the information on the following page.

The USTRC Gold Plus membership is our premium membership package. If you want value-added benefits, this is the membership package for you! Included are all the features of the Gold Spur membership PLUS extended privileges and services to meet the special needs of those who value convenience! Any Gold Spur or first-time member may purchase an upgrade to a Gold Plus membership at any time. Following are the extended privileges and services provided with your Gold Plus membership.

ADDITIONAL FAMILY

ADDITIONAL FAMILY

GOLD SPUR DOUBLE NUMBER MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP

Available to immediate family members residing in the same household ONLY. &KLOGUHQPXVWEH\HDUVRIDJHRU\RXQJHU at time of application. Please add the names, birth date, Social Security number, USTRC ID number (if renewal) and the relationship of the family member to the primary Gold Spur member (son, daughter, spouse – legal proof required) in the space provided on the application form.

JR. LOOPER

MEMBERSHIP

A FREE membership available to children 12 years of age or younger at the time of application. Members will receive a Jr. Looper card detailing name, USTRC ID number and birth date. Valid proof of age required (birth certificate, baptism record, etc.).

LIFETIME

MEMBERSHIP

$YDLODEOHWRWKRVH\HDUVRIDJHRU older. Includes everything in a Gold Spur membership for a one-time-only fee.

CANADIAN GOLD SPUR MEMBERSHIP

For Canadian USTRC members. Same as the Gold Spur membership, with your SuperLooper Magazine sent USPS Foreign Mail Service.

MEMBERSHIP

Gold Plus memberships can be used as a family membership (immediate family only.) The spouse (legal proof required) will receive a Gold Plus membership and children will be issued a Gold Spur membership. Eligible children must live at KRPHDQGEH\HDUVRIDJHRU\RXQJHU

GOLD PLUS ROPINGS At all USTRC sanctioned events across the country there will be a Gold Plus roping. Only Gold Plus members are eligible to rope. The top three Average winners in the #12 DQGWKHZLOOUHFHLYH*ROG3OXV6KRRW2XW positions to be used at the USTRC National Finals. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

CHECK WRITING PRIVILEGES As a Gold Plus member, you will have check writing privileges at the “cash only� ropings and for incomplete entries paid at the roping office. Everyone else will be cash only, except for pre-entry ropings through the USTRC National Office. 1-800 DIRECT CALLING

At the touch of your phone, you can contact the USTRC Gold Plus service representative. It has never been quicker or easier to handle questions and problems or to enter a roping.

PHONE ENTRIES Don’t worry about filling out entry forms. Your Gold Plus service representative will take your entries over the phone and charge your fees to your Visa or MasterCard. (A 3% service charge will be billed to your account for credit card entries.)

DOUBLE NUMBERS Forget about filling out the form or sending the double number application fee for a dual classification. The application fee is waived for Gold Plus members and the Gold Plus service representative will take your request for a double number over the phone. (Also available to additional family members.)

APPEALs SERVICE Think your classification is too high? If you meet the necessary requirements, your Gold Plus service representative will file the necessary appeal forms with no hassle and no application fee, with one phone call at H[W

LATE ENTRIES Miss the pre-entry deadline? Don’t panic! As a Gold Plus member, you may enter up to one week after the regular pre-entry postmark deadline without paying late fees (NFTR entries may be excluded.) Just phone your entries in and your fees will be charged to your credit card. (Full payment must be made for team.)

NEED A PARTNER? To the extent possible, the Gold Plus service representative will make every effort to get you just the right-numbered partner to replace the one who had to cancel.

PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY & INSURANCE SERVICES This policy is automatic for all Gold Plus members. By purchasing a Gold Plus PHPEHUVKLS\RXZLOOUHFHLYH personal liability coverage for any horserelated accident while using the USTRC FODVVLILFDWLRQFDUGZLWKGHDWK RUGLVDEOHPHQWFRYHUDJHDQGIRU loss of one or more fingers. In addition, Gold Plus members will get the USTRC discounts on the horse mortality insurance and other insurance services. (Not available to additional family members or spouses. Spouse insurance may be purchased for DQDGGLWLRQDO

STALL SERVICE Want your stalls ready and waiting when you get there? When advertised at selected ropings, Gold Plus members will be the beneficiaries of our Gold Plus stall reservation service. Stalls will be limited to two per Gold Plus member.


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Please indicate in the boxes the number of memberships at each level for which you are applying. $300

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Available to adults 18 years of age and older. Please list immediate family members on application form. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter Gold Plus ropings. $220

„ GOLD PLUS Upgrade SPUR Membership „ GOLD USTRC’s Standard Membership Package (Must be a current Gold Spur member.)

$80

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09 LoneStar Regionals:West Coast Reg. 20055 5/5/09 1:33 PM Page 54

LONESTAR

, WAC O T X

Regionals

AUGUST 6 THROUGH 9, 2009

Heart of Texas FAIR COMPLEX Waco TEXAS

ANYONE CAN ENTER You do not have to be qualified to enter the LoneStar Regional Preliminaries All entries must be postmarked by

JULY 24, 2009 Draw positions will be available on 8/5/2009 at the USTRC website: www.ustrc.com

Prizes

2008 Total Payout $567,222 Cash & Prizes

Will Accept One Rotation of Late/Incomplete Entries per Division

SHOOT-OUT PRIZES

PRELIMINARY PRIZES

12 TROPHY MARTIN SADDLES ◆ Average winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

12 TROPHY CUSTOM MARTIN SADDLES ◆ Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

GOLD PLUS BONUS PRIZE

◆ 2nd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11,

Gold Plus Créme De La Créme High Point Bonus Prize Special Edition (1 of 7) Gist Gold Buckle

Century Bonus in the Gold Plus Roping

22 TROPHY GIST BUCKLES #10 & #9 ◆ Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus 10 TROPHY SADDLE PADS WITH TOOLED LEATHERS ◆ 3rd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 4 TROPHY GIST BITS Average winners of Open & #15

This is a Pre-Entry Event 2009 USTRC membership required and may be purchased on your entry form, or at this event before you rope.

Guaranteed Minimums

16Shoot-Out 5 NationalPositions $5,000 to Average Winners of the Open

$5,000 to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot-Out

$10,000 to Average Winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 Shoot-Outs


09 LoneStar Regionals:West Coast Reg. 20055 5/5/09 1:35 PM Page 55

Preliminary Ropings ◆ Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. ◆ #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, (Incentive will be determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries in each roping. ◆ #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive, 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter twice, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st through 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. ◆ The top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. ◆ Teams placing in the top 5 percent in the Average of the Preliminary ropings, will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. ◆ The top five Incentive winners in the #15, #13, #12, #11 and #10 of the Regional Preliminary roping, will earn positions in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. ◆ The top five Incentive teams of the #9 division will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

◆ Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. ◆ 5-steer Average, progressive after two. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter two times. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head.

Reservations will be taken from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Shawn Vargas. All others are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shoot-Out Ropings

Schedule

◆ Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. ◆ No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. ◆ Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. ◆ #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. ◆ All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

10:00 a.m.

Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 (with #14 Incentive) #15 Shoot-Out

Friday, Aug. 7

8:00 a.m.

#13 (with #12 Incentive) #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) #12 (with #11 Incentive)

Junior Looper Roping

Saturday, Aug. 8

8:00 a.m.

#12 Shoot-Out #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (with #9 Incentive)

Sunday, Aug. 9

8:00 a.m.

#10 Shoot-Out #9 (with #8 Incentive) #9 Shoot-Out

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

BUCKLES IN FOUR DIVISIONS: 5 & under; 6 & 7; 8 & 9; 10-12 years old

254/968-0002

Stalls Available

Roper Outerwear LoneStar Open

Thursday, Aug. 6

Produced by USTRC For information call

Host Hotels Sleep Inn 209 Enterprise Blvd.; Hwy 35, Exit 328 254/420-3200 Ask for USTRC Roper Rate Must reserve by June 30, 2009 Complimentary deluxe breakfast Frig/micro/coffee in all rooms

Quality Inn 2410 S. New Road 254/296-0550 Rate: $89.99 + tax (No other rates or discounts will apply) Free continental breakfast Frig/micro/coffee in all rooms 5 miles from event

Directions to H.O.T. Coliseum

Hwy. 6 from the west Take Bosque Blvd. exit Turn left on Bosque to Lake Air Dr. Coliseum is on the right I-35 from the north Take Valley Mills Dr. exit Turn right onto Valley Mills, go to Lake Air Dr. and turn right, coliseum is on the right

Current Coggins Required


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Regionals

AUGUST 13 THROUGH 16, 2009

New Mexico State FAIRGROUNDS Albuquerque NEW MEXICO

ANYONE CAN ENTER You do not have to be qualified to enter the Southwest Regional Preliminaries All entries must be postmarked by

JULY 31, 2009 Draw positions will be available on 8/12/2009 at the USTRC website: www.ustrc.com

Prizes

2008 Total Payout $442,780 Cash & Prizes

Will Accept One Rotation of Late/Incomplete Entries per Division

SHOOT-OUT PRIZES

PRELIMINARY PRIZES

12 TROPHY MARTIN SADDLES ◆ Average winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

12 TROPHY CUSTOM MARTIN SADDLES ◆ Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

GOLD PLUS BONUS PRIZE

◆ 2nd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11,

Gold Plus Créme De La Créme High Point Bonus Prize Special Edition (1 of 7) Gist Gold Buckle

Century Bonus in the Gold Plus Roping

22 TROPHY GIST BUCKLES #10 & #9 ◆ Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus 10 TROPHY SADDLE PADS WITH TOOLED LEATHERS ◆ 3rd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 4 TROPHY GIST BITS Average winners of Open & #15

This is a Pre-Entry Event 2009 USTRC membership required and may be purchased on your entry form, or at this event before you rope.

Guaranteed Minimums

16Shoot-Out 5 NationalPositions $5,000 to Average Winners of the Open

$5,000 to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot-Out

$10,000 to Average Winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 Shoot-Outs


09 Southwest Regionals:West Coast Reg. 20055 5/5/09 1:45 PM Page 57

Preliminary Ropings ◆ Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. ◆ #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, (Incentive will be determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries in each roping. ◆ #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive, 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter twice, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st through 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. ◆ The top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. ◆ Teams placing in the top 5 percent in the Average of the Preliminary ropings, will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. ◆ The top five Incentive winners in the #15, #13, #12, #11 and #10 of the Regional Preliminary roping, will earn positions in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. ◆ The top five Incentive teams of the #9 division will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

Produced by USTRC For information call 254/968-0002

Roper Outerwear Southwest Open ◆ Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. ◆ 5-steer Average, progressive after two. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter two times Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head.

Stalls Available

Thursday, Aug. 13

10:00 a.m.

Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 (with #14 Incentive) #15 Shoot-Out

Friday, Aug. 14

9:00 a.m.

#13 (with #12 Incentive) #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) #12 (with #11 Incentive)

Junior Looper Roping

Saturday, Aug. 15

9:00 a.m.

#12 Shoot-Out #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (with #9 Incentive)

Sunday, Aug. 16

9:00 a.m.

#10 Shoot-Out #9 (with #8 Incentive) #9 Shoot-Out

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

BUCKLES IN FOUR DIVISIONS: 5 & under; 6 & 7; 8 & 9; 10-12 years old

Reservations will be taken from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Shawn Vargas. All others are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Host Hotel Hyatt Place 6901 Arvada NE 505/872-9000 Ask for USTRC Roper Rate Located off Louisiana across from Coronado Mall 2 miles from event All suite hotel frig/micro/coffee in all rooms Free hot breakfast buffet Free high-speed internet access

Current Coggins Required I-40 exit onto Louisiana Blvd. south which runs right into the fairgrounds. 40 

Louisiana Blvd. Cent ral A ve.

Schedule

◆ Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. ◆ No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. ◆ Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. ◆ #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. ◆ All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

Lomas Blvd.

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San Pedro Blvd.


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NORTHWEST

nemucca, nv

Regionals

AUGUST 27 THROUGH 30, 2009

Winnemucca EVENTS CENTER Winnemucca NEVADA

ANYONE CAN ENTER You do not have to be qualified to enter the Northwest Regional Preliminaries All entries must be postmarked by

AUGUST 14, 2009 Draw positions will be available on 8/25/2009 at the USTRC website: www.ustrc.com

Prizes

2008 Total Payout $278,218 Cash & Prizes

Will Accept One Rotation of Late/Incomplete Entries per Division

SHOOT-OUT PRIZES

PRELIMINARY PRIZES

12 TROPHY MARTIN SADDLES u Average winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

12 TROPHY CUSTOM MARTIN SADDLES u Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

GOLD PLUS BONUS PRIZE

22 TROPHY GIST BUCKLES u 2nd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 u Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

Gold Plus Créme De La Créme High Point Bonus Prize Special Edition (1 of 7) Gist Gold Buckle

Century Bonus in the Gold Plus Roping

A Laug Series hlin Tea Roping m Event

10 TROPHY SADDLE PADS WITH TOOLED LEATHERS u 3rd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 4 TROPHY GIST BITS u Average winners of Open & #15

This is a Pre-Entry Event 2009 USTRC membership required and may be purchased on your entry form, or at this event before you rope.

Guaranteed Minimums

165 National Shoot-Out Positions $5,000 to Average Winners of the Open

$5,000 to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot-Out

$10,000 to Average Winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 Shoot-Outs


09 Northwest Regionals:West Coast Reg. 20055 6/4/09 4:00 PM Page 55

Preliminary Ropings u Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. u #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, (Incentive will be determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries in each roping. u #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive, 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter twice, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st through 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. u The top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. u Teams placing in the top 5 percent in the Average of the Preliminary ropings, will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. u The top five Incentive winners in the #15, #13, #12, #11 and #10 of the Regional Preliminary roping, will earn positions in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. u The top five Incentive teams of the #9 division will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

Produced by Load â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em In The Dark Cattle Company

Roper Outerwear Northwest Open

For information call

u Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. u 5-steer Average, progressive after two. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter two times. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head.

208/ 251-3170 or 254/968-0002

Stalls Available

Shoot-Out Ropings u Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. u No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. u Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. u #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. u All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

Reservations will be taken from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Shawn Vargas. All others are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Host Hotel Winners 1-800-648-4770

Red Lion Inn

Schedule

1-800-633-6435

Thursday, Aug. 27

10:00 a.m.

Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 (with #14 Incentive) #15 Shoot-Out

Friday, Aug. 28

9:00 a.m.

#13 (with #12 Incentive) #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) #12 (with #11 Incentive)

Junior Looper Roping

Saturday, Aug. 29

9:00 a.m.

Current Coggins Required

#12 Shoot-Out #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (with #9 Incentive)

Sunday, Aug. 30 #10 Shoot-Out #9 (with #8 Incentive) #9 Shoot-Out

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

BUCKLES IN FOUR DIVISIONS: 5 & under; 6 & 7; 8 & 9; 10-12 years old

9:00 a.m.


09 High Plains Regionals:West Coast Reg. 20055 6/8/09 5:50 PM Page 56

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HIGH PLAINS

EYENNE, WY

Regionals

SEPTEMBER 4 THROUGH 7, 2009

Frontier Park ARENA Cheyenne WYOMING

ANYONE CAN ENTER You do not have to be qualified to enter the High Plains Regional Preliminaries All entries must be postmarked by

AUGUST 21, 2009 Draw positions will be available on 9/2/2009 at the USTRC website: www.ustrc.com

Prizes

2008 Total Payout $384,357 Cash & Prizes

Will Accept One Rotation of Late/Incomplete Entries per Division

SHOOT-OUT PRIZES

PRELIMINARY PRIZES

12 TROPHY MARTIN SADDLES u Average winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

12 TROPHY CUSTOM MARTIN SADDLES u Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

GOLD PLUS BONUS PRIZE

22 TROPHY GIST BUCKLES u 2nd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 u Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

Gold Plus Créme De La Créme High Point Bonus Prize Special Edition (1 of 7) Gist Gold Buckle

Century Bonus in the Gold Plus Roping

10 TROPHY SADDLE PADS WITH TOOLED LEATHERS u 3rd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 4 TROPHY GIST BITS u Average winners of Open & #15

This is a Pre-Entry Event 2009 USTRC membership required and may be purchased on your entry form, or at this event before you rope.

Guaranteed Minimums

165 National Shoot-Out Positions $5,000 to Average Winners of the Open

$5,000 to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot-Out

$10,000 to Average Winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 Shoot-Outs


09 High Plains Regionals:West Coast Reg. 20055 6/8/09 5:54 PM Page 57

Preliminary Ropings u Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. u #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, (Incentive will be determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries in each roping. u #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive, 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter twice, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st through 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. u The top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. u Teams placing in the top 5 percent in the Average of the Preliminary ropings, will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. u The top five Incentive winners in the #15, #13, #12, #11 and #10 of the Regional Preliminary roping, will earn positions in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. u The top five Incentive teams of the #9 division will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

Roper Outerwear High Plains Open

Shoot-Out Ropings

Saturday, Sept. 5

9:00 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Little America Hotel & Resort 2800 West Lincolnway 1-800-445-6945 Western Gold Grill and Lounge Located where I-80 & I-25 connect. Five minutes from event. Tremendous parking available.

Current Coggins Required Remote Parking with Shuttle Service to Frontier Park

9:00 a.m.

25 

East of I-25 between exits 11 & 12 F.E. Warren Air Force Base

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

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#12 Shoot-Out #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (with #9 Incentive)

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#13 (with #12 Incentive) #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) #12 (with #11 Incentive)

9:00 a.m.

Host Hotels

Hynds Blvd.

Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 (with #14 Incentive) #15 Shoot-Out

Sunday, Sept. 6

Reservations will be taken from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Shawn Vargas. All others are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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u Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. u No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. u Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. u #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. u All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

10:00 a.m.

254/968-0002

Stalls Available

u Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. u 5-steer Average, progressive after two. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter two times. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head.

Friday, Sept. 4

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ANYONE CAN ENTER You do not have to be qualified to enter the Southeast Regional Preliminaries All entries must be postmarked by

AUGUST 21, 2009 Draw positions will be available on 9/2/2009 at the USTRC website: www.ustrc.com

Prizes

2008 Total Payout $397,178 Cash & Prizes

Will Accept One Rotation of Late/Incomplete Entries per Division

SHOOT-OUT PRIZES

PRELIMINARY PRIZES

12 TROPHY MARTIN SADDLES u Average winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

12 TROPHY CUSTOM MARTIN SADDLES u Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

GOLD PLUS BONUS PRIZE

22 TROPHY GIST BUCKLES u 2nd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 u Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & Gold Plus

Gold Plus Créme De La Créme High Point Bonus Prize Special Edition (1 of 7) Gist Gold Buckle

Century Bonus in the Gold Plus Roping

10 TROPHY SADDLE PADS WITH TOOLED LEATHERS u 3rd Place Average winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 4 TROPHY GIST BITS u Average winners of Open & #15

This is a Pre-Entry Event 2009 USTRC membership required and may be purchased on your entry form, or at this event before you rope.

Guaranteed Minimums

165 National Shoot-Out Positions $5,000 to Average Winners of the Open

$5,000 to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot-Out

$10,000 to Average Winners of #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 Shoot-Outs


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Preliminary Ropings u Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. u #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, (Incentive will be determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries in each roping. u #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive, 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter twice, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of two entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st through 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. u The top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. u Teams placing in the top 5 percent in the Average of the Preliminary ropings, will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. u The top five Incentive winners in the #15, #13, #12, #11 and #10 of the Regional Preliminary roping, will earn positions in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. u The top five Incentive teams of the #9 division will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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u Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. u No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. u Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. u #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. u All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

10:00 a.m.

Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 (with #14 Incentive) #15 Shoot-Out

Saturday, Sept. 5

8:00 a.m.

#13 (with #12 Incentive) #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) #12 (with #11 Incentive)

Junior Looper Roping

Sunday, Sept. 6

8:00 a.m.

#12 Shoot-Out #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (with #9 Incentive)

Monday, Sept. 7 #10 Shoot-Out #9 (with #8 Incentive) #9 Shoot-Out

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

BUCKLES IN FOUR DIVISIONS: 5 & under; 6 & 7; 8 & 9; 10-12 years old

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u Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. u 5-steer Average, progressive after two. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter two times. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head.

Friday, Sept. 4

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Reservations will be taken from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Shawn Vargas. All others are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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2009 ENTRY FORM Page 2

Applicant elects to participate in USTRC events at Applicant’s own risk. Applicant hereby releases and discharges USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from all liability, loss, claims, damages and expenses for injuries to person, property, reputation or financial condition as a result of or in any way relating to Applicant’s participation or failure to participate in any USTRC events, whether caused by negligence, by field conditions, by the conduct of USTRC or its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and/or agents in the preparation, supervision or conduct of any USTRC events or the administration or failure to enforce any USTRC rules, regulations or guidelines, or otherwise. Applicant knows that by his or her entry on this form he or she completely releases USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from any liability, including negligence. Applicant voluntarily chooses to participate in USTRC events and freely and willingly consents to the same. (If contestant is a minor, entry form must be signed by parent and/or guardian)

Signed ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ______________________________ Parent or Guardian

Roper comments or additional information:

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 61

USTRC ENTRY FORM • REGIONAL PRELIMINARY

USTRC is a voluntary association. Applicant acknowledges that he or she has no property or other right to participate in USTRC events. Applicant agrees to follow and be bound by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of USTRC, as amended from time to time. Applicant acknowledges that USTRC classifications are determined by USTRC’s classification process based on the application of USTRC handicapping guidelines. Handicaps, including applicant’s handicap, assigned in accordance with the classification procedures are conclusively presumed valid. Applicant consents to same. USTRC reserves the right to change the classifications of ropers anytime throughout the year. Applicant may appeal procedures, as modified from time to time. Applicant agrees that his or her sole and exclusive remedy for a disputed classification is appeal to the USTRC pursuant to USTRC appeal procedures. All decisions of the appeal process are final and conclusive.


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2009 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENTER

USTRC ENTRY FORM • REGIONAL PRELIMINARY

REGIONAL PRELIMINARY LONESTAR - TX SOUTHWEST - NM NORTHWEST – NV HIGH PLAINS – WY SOUTHEAST – MS

MUST CHECK ONE OF THE ABOVE.

Team Roper’s Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ID No. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone No. (

) _____________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ATTENTION: YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR OWN AND YOUR PARTNER’S USTRC ID#.

• Entries must be postmarked by the Friday two weeks prior to the date of the roping you are entering to avoid late charges. Payments must be made by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted from members who have written bad checks in the past. • Entries postmarked after the deadline must include a $40 per team late fee, and must be paid with cashier’s check or money order only! • Make entry fees payable and mail to: USTRC CENTRAL ENTRY, P.O. Box 1198, Stephenville, TX 76401. For Roping or Classification Information call the USTRC National Office, 254/968-0002.

★ Open Roping • (#15 Incentive) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries Guaranteed Minimum $5,000 to the Average Winners

• $200/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ #15 Roping • (#14 Incentive) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ #13 Roping • (#12 Incentive) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • Must be 21 years of age or older to rope. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

Must preenter to avoid late fees.

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ #12 Roping • (#11 Incentive) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ #11 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ #10 Roping • (#9 Inc, is capped at #5) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ #9 Roping, capped at #5 • (#8 Inc.) • May enter any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive. Maximum of 2 entries • $150/Roper

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release form on the back of this entry.

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HEELER

check n if paid

Late fees $ _______________

2009 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _______________ 2009 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($80.00) ID# ___________ $ ______________ (Includes SuperLooper Subscription) TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ _________________


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REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT

2009 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT ENTRY FORM

LONESTAR - TX SOUTHWEST - NM NORTHWEST – NV HIGH PLAINS – WY SOUTHEAST – MS

• Entries must be postmarked by the Friday two weeks prior to Team Roper’s Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the date of the roping you are entering to avoid late charges.

MUST CHECK ONE OF THE ABOVE.

EACH ENTRY MUST INDICATE CONTRIBUTION FROM AVAILABLE EARNINGS - THAT CONTRIBUTION CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THE EVENT. NO EXCEPTIONS! EACH ENTRY MUST INCLUDE BOTH ROPERS ID#.

#15 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $5,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER 1ST ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2ND ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

#13 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER 1ST ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2ND ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

#12 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER 1ST ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2ND ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

#11 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER 1ST ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2ND ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

#10 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER 1ST ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2ND ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

#9 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT capped at a #5• GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER 1ST ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2ND ENTRY: AVAILABLE EARNINGS: HEADER $ ____________ HEELER $____________ ____________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$ __________ HEADER

check n if paid

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release form on the standard entry form.

HEELER

check n if paid

Late Fees $ ________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $ __________

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USTRC ENTRY FORM • REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT

Payments must be made by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted ID No. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ from members who have written bad checks in the past. • Entries postmarked after the deadline must include a $40 per Phone No. ( ) _____________________________________________________________________________________ team late fee, and must be paid with cashier’s check or money order only! ADDRESS_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Make entry fees payable and mail to: USTRC CENTRAL ENTRY, P.O. Box 1198, Stephenville, TX 76401. For Roping or Classification Information call the USTRC National Office, __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 254/968-0002. • Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. • Visit the USTRC Website at www.ustrc.com and check your Available Earnings.


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USTRC ENTRY FORM • REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT

2009 ENTRY FORM Page 2 USTRC is a voluntary association. Applicant acknowledges that he or she has no property or other right to participate in USTRC events. Applicant agrees to follow and be bound by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of USTRC, as amended from time to time. Applicant acknowledges that USTRC classifications are determined by USTRC’s classification process based on the application of USTRC handicapping guidelines. Handicaps, including applicant’s handicap, assigned in accordance with the classification procedures are conclusively presumed valid. Applicant consents to same. USTRC reserves the right to change the classifications of ropers anytime throughout the year. Applicant may appeal procedures, as modified from time to time. Applicant agrees that his or her sole and exclusive remedy for a disputed classification is appeal to the USTRC pursuant to USTRC appeal procedures. All decisions of the appeal process are final and conclusive. Applicant elects to participate in USTRC events at Applicant’s own risk. Applicant hereby releases and discharges USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from all liability, loss, claims, damages and expenses for injuries to person, property, reputation or financial condition as a result of or in any way relating to Applicant’s participation or failure to participate in any USTRC events, whether caused by negligence, by field conditions, by the conduct of USTRC or its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and/or agents in the preparation, supervision or conduct of any USTRC events or the administration or failure to enforce any USTRC rules, regulations or guidelines, or otherwise. Applicant knows that by his or her entry on this form he or she completely releases USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from any liability, including negligence. Applicant voluntarily chooses to participate in USTRC events and freely and willingly consents to the same. (If contestant is a minor, entry form must be signed by parent and/or guardian)

Signed ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ______________________________ Parent or Guardian

Roper comments or additional information:

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Preliminaries H Pre-entry only. H Top 20 teams or 5% H $250/roper in all divisions. (whichever is greater) H Maximum of 2 entries. advance to Short Round. H 5-steer Average in the Open. H All eligible teams to Short Round will H 4-steer Average in the #15, advance to Shoot-Out except in the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9. Open Division. 2010 US Open Tour H Progressive after 1. points will be awarded through H Incentives in all divisions. 10th place. H Top five Incentive teams advance to Shoot-Out.

Roper Outerwear US Open H Pre-entry only. H $1,000/roper, must qualify, enter once. H 5 full rounds, 6-steer Average.

Specialty Ropings Shoot-Outs H Pre-entry only. H All divisions $300/roper, enter twice. H 5-steer Average in the #15 & #13. H 4-steer Average in the #12, #11, #10, #9, #8 & Gold Plus #12 and #10. H All divisions progressive after 1. H All divisions the top 30 teams advance to Short Round.

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H Pre-entry only. H Cruel Girl Championships is a #11 with a #9 Incentive. H Century is a #11 with a #9 Incentive, both ends 50 or over. H $200/roper, enter twice. H 4-steer Average, progressive after 1.

Begin each day at 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 24

Tuesday, October 27

Friday, October 30

Open Preliminary #15 Preliminary #15 Shoot-Out

#12 Shoot-Out #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

#11 Shoot-Out #10 Preliminary

Wednesday, October 28

Saturday, October 31

Sunday, October 25

Century Championship #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

#10 Shoot-Out #9 Preliminary

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Sunday, November 1

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GOLD COUNTRY CLASSIC

Roping Gross s $86,600 Roper’s Pot s $59,982 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $20,265 Return to Roper s 92.7%

Open Daniel Green (Oakdale, CA) / Russell Cardoza Jr. (Farrington, CA), 39.84 on 5, $1,500

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he USTRC staff headed to the beautiful Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California for the Gold Country Classic May 8-10, 2009. The event provided ropers with classic USTRC style team roping and was certainly a team roping that you didn’t want to miss. To one team roper from Martinez, California, this was the event of a 68 / JULY 2009

lifetime. Forty-seven-year old Kellie Mackin headed to the Gold County Classic to rope in the #8 Pick/Draw. She was there early to enter but while she was at the window turning in her entry, a heeler came running up and was going to have to draw out of the #9 Division because both his partners didn’t show up. USTRC Secretary Vicky Mounyo told Mackin she should enter with the

gentleman since she was already there and just going to be waiting on the #8 to start. She politely declined the offer. Through some coercion from Mounyo and her fiancé Frank Nunez, Mackin decided to head for Brandon Benbow of Oakdale, California. The partnership proved to be a match made in heaven. The team roped three steers in 34.44 seconds to win the Incentive Average of the #9 Division. They earned trophy saddle pads along with a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I couldn’t believe we won the Incentive,” said Mackin. “We were third high team back and after we roped our short round steer we were winning the Average.” The team then caught their short round steer in 14.45 seconds to bring their Average total to 48.89 seconds on four steers. That total was good enough to secure first place in the Main Average for the team. “Red St. Clair was second high team and lost his rope and then the high team missed,” said Mackin. “I just could not believe that we ended up winning the roping.” They earned trophy Martin saddles, $3,124, and another


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#15 Derrek N. Hee (Nipomo, CA) / T. J. McCauley (Reno, NV), 42.78 on 5, $1,266, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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National Finals Shoot-Out worth $3,000 each in USTRC Flex Earnings. This was Mackin’s first saddle ever. “It has been a goal of mine to win a USTRC saddle,” said Mackin. “I didn’t even know they were giving saddles away to the Average winners. It was pretty exciting. I have been going to every saddle roping they have and I finally got it done.” Mackin has leukemia and recently had a bone marrow transplant. She has to see how she feels daily before planning on doing anything at all. It is quite a feat for her to even be able to compete in team roping competitions. Some days it is a challenge for her to just get out of bed. “I started roping in 2003. I had ridden for a

#13 Shane J. Bohach (Washoe Valley, NV) / J. C. Allen Niesen (Williams, CA), 42.29 on 4, $1,810, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

GOLD COUNTRY CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Travis S. Thom Schurz, NV Russell Funk Wellington, NV Walt Rodman Galt, CA T. J. McCauley Reno, NV Russell Cardoza Farrington, CA Dani Leslie Oakdale, CA #13 Pedro Perez Castaic, CA Scott A. Perez Glendale, CA Sean R. Campbell Manteca, CA Daniel W. Holland Brooks, CA #12 Neal Williams Palmdale, CA Scott A. Perez Glendale, CA Johnny T. Callahan Wilton, CA Clint L. Felton Fallon, NV Dean J. Voigt Calistoga, CA Brian White Ukiah, CA #11 James V. Ferreira Lodi, CA Jeremy Simonich Galt, CA Troy L. Peek Reno, NV Clint L. Felton Fallon, NV

Judy D. Parker Williams, CA Ron L. Hognestad Hopland, CA #10 David Sisler Sloughhouse, CA Mike Bingham Sheridan, CA Ryan Hageman Nipomo, CA Danny J. Fleming Santa Maria, CA Thomas McDermaid Kelseyville, CA Brian White Ukiah, CA #9 Fast Eddie Cecil Oakdale, CA Brandon Benbow Oakdale, CA Klas Holgerson Winters, CA James P. Adams Winters, CA Norman Witt Oroville, CA Joe Nevis Wilton, CA

#15 Derrek N. Hee Nipomo, CA T. J. McCauley Reno, NV #13 Shane J. Bohach Washoe Valley, NV J. C. Niesen Williams, CA

#12 Matthew Costa Turlock, CA Jason Boegle Fernley, NV #11 Cheri Castner Lodi, CA Preston L. Vandeburgh Cottonwood, CA #10 Breanna M. Linebarger Tulare, CA Ron A. Rogers Bakersfield, CA #9 Kellie A. Mackin Martinez, CA Brandon Benbow Oakdale, CA #8 Kellie A. Mackin Martinez, CA Brandon Benbow Oakdale, CA David J. Gravette Valley Springs, CA Brandon Benbow Oakdale, CA Kellie A. Mackin Martinez, CA Bill B. Baker Woodland, CA Darth Barton Redding, CA Matt W. Henry Clements, CA Darth Barton Redding, CA Rod M. McGrew Vacaville, CA Bob Nilmeyer San Martin, CA Rod M. McGrew Vacaville, CA

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#12 Matthew Costa (Turlock, CA) / Jason Boegle (Fernley, NV), 38.60 on 4, $2,288, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Cheri Castner (Lodi, CA) / Preston L. Vandeburgh (Cottonwood, CA), 38.17 on 4, $2,746, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#10 Breanna M. Linebarger (Tulare, CA) / Ron A. Rogers (Bakersfield, CA), 35.90 on 4, $3,746, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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while, but wanted more of a challenge and team roping provided that challenge for me,” said Mackin. “A friend of mine was learning to rope at the Cresta’s place and so I would go with her. After about 9 months of practice I might catch two steers out of ten. Rube Woolsey came to do a clinic at the Cresta’s and I went. Two weeks later I won my first buckle. He is an awesome teacher. In August of 2007 I was diagnosed with leukemia and had a bone marrow transplant in November of 2007. I just started back roping in January of this year.” Mackin did compete in the #8 Pick/Draw where she and partner Bill Baker finished second place in the Average with a time of 36.45 seconds on three. The team earned $836, trophy Gist buckles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “When I started back roping in January I went to Arizona to stay with Kim Williamson,” said Mackin. “There were days I would saddle my horse and then be too tired to rope after saddling. I stayed in Arizona until April just trying to get strong enough to compete. When I went home I had some setbacks and it was pretty tough. On the weekend on the Gold Country Classic, my fiancé, Frank Nunez said that we should just go and rope in the #8 and so we did. I just got entered in the #9 through a fluke deal and it was a dream come true for me.” Mackin has big plans for this year and is ready to hit the road with her rope in hand. “I really feel like this is my comeback year,” said Mackin. “When I was diagnosed with my sickness they only gave me a fifty/fifty chance to even make it. I have beaten that and I have a whole different outlook on life. Team ropers are just one big family and I owe a lot to my team roping family. This was such an awesome experience and I have not been able to stop smiling since I won my first saddle. This is just the greatest feeling in the world.” The Gold Country Classic certainly was a memorable experience for California header Kellie Mackin. She will never forget the victory and the win of her first saddle ever. You will certainly see her at the next roping with a big smile on her face. n


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#9 Kellie A. Mackin (Martinez, CA) / Brandon Benbow (Oakdale, CA), 48.89 on 4, $3,124, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 David J. Gravette (Valley Springs, CA) / Brandon Benbow (Oakdale, CA), 33.07 on 3, $1,392, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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GARDEN ISLE CLASSIC

Roping Gross s $75,100 Roper’s Pot s $56,556 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $14,730 Return to Roper s 94.9%

Open Ross J. Farias (Kapaa, HI) / Riley K. Pedro (Nunn, CO), 36.02 on 5, $828

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ixteen-year-old Utah heeler, Quinn Kesler, loves to rope in Hawaii. The Garden Isle Classic held May 15-17 in the Farias Cattle Company Arena proved to be one lucky place for Kesler. Not only did he take the roping by storm, but he had a great time doing it and figured out really quickly the great state of Hawaii does team roping just a little bit different than their mainland counterparts. “It was a great roping and I had an awesome time,” Kesler said. “It was my first time experience there on that island. The roping was fun and everything ran off well. The cattle were good, real even, and divided up to benefit the ropers.” Kesler went on to point out roping is Hawaii is a little different than roping on the mainland. “The roping was laid back and focused on just having a good time. They rope to have fun mostly and just having a good time seems to just slow things down a bit.” Kesler, a heeler most of the time, took his turn at heading at the Garden Isle Classic and it paid off for him in the long run. He won the Average of the #10 with partner, George Silva, and it put $1,032 and a USTRC National Shoot-Out spot worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings in his pocket. He also won the #13 Average with partner, 72 / JULY 2009

Kody Yamamoto. Kesler and partner, Ben Ellsworth, secured first in the Average of the #11. Kesler wrapped up the weekend putting some $11,000 in his pocket and taking home a beautiful Cowboy Gold Trophy Saddle. “When I flew to Hawaii to rope I never figured it would turn out like this,” Kesler said. “I knew it would be different but it was fun and I’m so glad we got to rope.” Kesler is a diversified roper so coming to Hawaii and getting on other horses wasn’t a problem for him. He and his family train and ride a lot of horses at their home in Holden, Utah so he was comfortable accepting the hospitality the Farias family afforded him by loaning him a good horse. “We are in the practice pen nearly every day at home because we ride a lot of young horses,” Kesler explained. “I try to rope and catch everything in the practice pen and don’t take stupid shots. I pretty much know what kind of shots I can get away with.” Kesler did find a little difference in roping muley cattle, both as a heeler and as a header. “Muley cattle are a little different,” Kesler said. “Their legs are wider apart than regular roping steers so you have be sure you throw a wide and solid trap under them when you are heeling. I guess the challenge of heading is always the same. Scoring is always an issue because you want to get out and set the run up for your heeler. I tried to rope right and handle the cattle for my heeler when I was on the heading end.” Kesler is a calf roper as well as a team roper and the first part of the summer he was focused on attending the High School Finals. It is a pretty good guess that Kesler was a strong competitor there, also. For a sixteen-year-old team roper from Utah to take Hawaii by storm during the Garden Isle Classic must be quite a feather in his hat. One safe bet for sure is that Kesler is set to rope the rest of the summer with his winnings from Hawaii. n


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#15 Ken Miranda (Honokaa, HI) / Zanga Schutte (Kamuela, HI), 31.15 on 4, $1,120, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

GARDEN ISLE CLASSIC â&#x20AC;˘ Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Stoney Joseph Waianae, HI Melvin Joseph Mililani, HI Robby J. Farias Kilauea, HI Riley K. Pedro Nunn, CO Pat Brun Kapaa, HI Randy Brun Kalaheo, HI #13 Kain Silva Kalaheo, HI Quinn Kesler Holden, UT Robby J. Farias Kilauea, HI Melvin Joseph Mililani, HI #12 Kain Silva Kalaheo, HI Quinn Kesler Holden, UT George E. Silva Kapaa, HI Quinn Kesler Holden, UT Adam R. Brun Lawai, HI Randy Brun Kalaheo, HI #11 Chaz Rita Kalaheo, HI Lance Fu Kilauea, HI Pat Brun Kapaa, HI Lance Fu Kilauea, HI Kalai Nobriga Kealakekua, HI

Stoney Joseph Waianae, HI #10 Kimo Hoopai Kamuela, HI Clifford A. Lorenzo Papaikou, HI Pat Brun Kapaa, HI George E. Silva Kapaa, HI Kevin Akita Kalaheo, HI Randall J. Soares Kamuela, HI #9 Kalai Nobriga Kealakekua, HI Aletha L. Barkley Kamuela, HI Kahea L. White Anahola, HI Aletha L. Barkley Kamuela, HI Adam R. Brun Lawai, HI Patrick Brun Kekaha, HI

#15 Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Zanga Schutte Kamuela, HI #13 Kody Yamamoto Kapaa, HI Quinn Kesler Holden, UT

#12 Bob J. Farias Kilauea, HI Melvin Joseph Mililani, HI #11 Ben Ellsworth Lihue, HI Quinn Kesler Holden, UT #10 Quinn Kesler Holden, UT George E. Silva Kapaa, HI #9 Derek J. Rapozo Kapaa, HI Jimmy Miranda Koloa, HI #8 Kahea L. White Anahola, HI Aletha L. Barkley Kamuela, HI David W. Rita Kalcheo, HI Clay Chow Kapaa, HI Ben Ellsworth Lihue, HI Aletha L. Barkley Kamuela, HI Fred Rice Kamuela, HI Shane Silva Kapaa, HI Britni Ludington Braun Koloa, HI Joyce Miranda Koloa, HI Jay Colbert Kaneohe, HI Brittany Joseph Waianae, HI

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#13 Kody Yamamoto (Kapaa, HI) / Quinn Kesler (Holden, UT), 28.69 on 4, $1,386, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Bob J. Farias Jr. (Kilauea, HI) / Melvin Joseph (Mililani, HI), 30.77 on 4, $1,314, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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KANSAS

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ansas Producers Jeff and Cindy Smith always put together a first-class event, but this year’s Kansas Championships went above and beyond anyone’s expectations. The event kicked into gear May 15 through May 17 and featured more than 1,745 teams competing for the tremendous prize line and payoff. One roper who really enjoyed the event was 40 year old Scott Vanderhamm from Ingalls, Kansas. He filled his pocketbook as he and his partners won $10,178 in cash, $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and a pair of trophy Martin Saddles. “The Kansas Championships is always a good roping and Jeff Smith does a great job with his production and his cattle,” said Vanderhamm. “That is why 76 / JULY 2009

Open Brian Padilla (Dodge City, KS) / Travis Goad (Reydon, OK), 34.91 on 5, $2,636

he has been in business so long. I like going to his ropings.” Vanderhamm began his quest in the #13 Division where he and partner Donnie Schneider finished first place in the Incentive Average with a time of 31.62 seconds on three steers. “Donnie and I rope together quite a bit,” said Vanderhamm. “We are neighbors and usually we rope pretty well together.” In the #12 Division Vanderhamm teamed up with Wesley Miller to finish fifth place in the main Average. “Wesley and I rope together some and we drew pretty good in the #12,” added Vanderhamm. “We do some business together and he comes from a really good family.”

The #10 Division is where Vanderhamm really struck pay-dirt as he and partner Brody Peak won the fast time of the second rotation and he then went on with partner Jenna Hampton to finish first place in the main Average. Vanderhamm and Hampton roped four steers in 30.35 seconds to secure the title and for their efforts they won $7,696, trophy Martin saddles and a National Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each. “It was really a cool deal for us to win together,” said Vanderhamm, who makes his living as an order buyer and small time rancher. “Jenna’s grandpa had an indoor building down in Dodge City, Kansas and I used to live down there. I am pretty sure she won her first


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#15 Jay Pillars (Beaver, OK) / Braden Harmon (Mustang, OK), 36.06 on 5, $4,126, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each. “That time should not have been the winning time in the #9, but things just kind of fell into place for us,” added Zumbrun. “This was Matt’s second USTRC roping and he is just starting to get out into the world and rope. He has a nice horse and is a good kid. This was actually Matt’s first saddle ever and it is

really special to me to help someone win their first saddle. We have roped together some and we plan on roping a lot more. We practice a little together and it paid off for us this time. This just goes to show that anyone can win and anyone can be competitive. All you have to do is to get out there and try.” Zumbrun has been roping for about 30 years and has attended

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buckle with me down there and then we did well at the Kansas Championships. This was her first saddle and my first USTRC saddle. It was great and we drew some really good steers.” Another team roper who enjoyed the event was Steve Zumbrun from Junction City, Kansas. Zumbrun placed eighth in the main Average of the #10 Division with header Levi Taylor. That was just enough to wet Zumbrun’s appetite for victory and he teamed up with Matt Miller in the #9 Division. “This was a really good roping and was pretty soft by today’s standards,” commented Zumbrun who will turn 58 this year. “It was a fun roping because it was not a horse race. You could actually just go rope and have fun and that is what it is all about for me.” The duo roped their short go steer in 8.57 seconds to win the fast time of the short round and the main Average. The fast run brought their total to 45.28 seconds on four steers and earned them $7,770, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC

KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Dusty K. Forre Newman Grove, NE Troy Hermelbracht Homer, NE Reagan A. Coulter Colby, KS Dawson McMaster Beattie, KS Matt E. Carlson Sweetwater, OK Jace Crabb Blair, OK #13 Matt E. Carlson Sweetwater, OK Toby Mentzer Ensign, KS Hunter C. Munsell Woodward, OK Braden Harmon Mustang, OK #12 Derrick Jantzen Ames, OK Austin R. Rogers Crescent, OK Gage Blair Andover, KS Scott LaClef Leon, KS Terry Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS #11 Trevor H. Rogers Crescent, OK Brandon G. Clark Shawnee, OK Colton Lowry Almena, KS Cody R. Johnson Arlington, NE Justin L. Lockwood Kinsley, KS J. R. Macoubrie Paola, KS

#10 Craig Hitschmann Natoma, KS Mark A. Linaweaver Leavenworth, KS Dane Thrash Granite, OK Jeff Smith Sterling, KS Craig Anthony Shepherd, MT Brad Palmer Andover, KS #9 Zach Freeman Garden City, KS Myron D. Coulter Aline, OK Colton Lowry Almena, KS Brandon G. Clark Shawnee, OK Dan J. Pearson Emporia, KS Hunter L. Fugate Emporia, KS

#15 Jay Pillars Beaver, OK Braden Harmon Mustang, OK #13 Zach Freeman Garden City, KS Chance Frazier Cimarron, KS #12 David B. Riley Maysville, OK Enoch McGill Maud, OK

#11 Steve R. Younger Fort Scott, KS Luke W. Myles Douglass, KS Justin Cobbs Olathe, KS Bill R. Barcus Paola, KS #10 Jenna Hampton Dodge City, KS Scott Vanderhamm Ingalls, KS Danny P. Persons Woodward, OK Brett E. Leisher Beaver, OK #9 Matt Miller Enterprise, KS Steve Zumbrunn Junction City, KS Mark Walck Sulphur, OK Mark Davis Maysville, OK #8 Adam M. Wilson Reading, KS Jarek Van Petten Meriden, KS Lucas Phillips Selden, KS Austin C. Jackman Baldwin City, KS Jessica M. Miller Madison, KS Nelson Taylor Mustang, OK Mark E. Dolan Kiefer, OK Blake Edwards Alva, OK Kody D. Tredway Erie, KS Matt Paulsen Belgrade, NE Kenny Ray Hopkins Yukon, OK Darren T. Thompson Stillwater, OK

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#13 Zach Freeman (Garden City, KS) / Chance Frazier (Cimarron, KS), 31.64 on 4, $3,968, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 David B. Riley (Maysville, OK) / Enoch McGill (Maud, OK), 31.68 on 4, $5,566, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Steve R. Younger (Fort Scott, KS) / Luke W. Myles (Douglass, KS), 33.52 on 4, $7,544, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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every USTRC National Finals that the USTRC has hosted in Oklahoma. He owns a family farm that his dad started, raising wheat, soybeans, milo, and a few cows. “My dad farmed so I just followed in his footsteps,” said Zumbrun. “That is what I do and what I know. I have lived in the same house all my life, except for the first year that I was married. I like what I do and enjoy the outdoors and the livestock. I had to cut my cow heard back, because too many cows keep you tied down and gets in the way of leaving to go to ropings.” Zumbrun got his start when he was 28 years old and loves the sport. “I had a high school friend that went to work for me on the farm. He had worked on a ranch and roped some. He would rope the dummy and I kind of got interested. We started messing around with ropes and I soon bought an old cripple horse to learn on and the rest is history.” You can bet Zumbrun will be at this year’s Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. “I plan on keeping my tradition going as long as I can,” said Zumbrun with a chuckle. “I just love to rope and as long as I am able I plan on doing so.” All in all the Kansas Championships was a great USTRC event and one that every team roper needs to experience. The event utilized two arenas and the ropings were outstanding. n


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#9 Matt Miller (Enterprise, KS) / Steve Zumbrunn (Junction City, KS), 45.28 on 4, $7,770, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#10 Jenna Hampton (Dodge City, KS) / Scott Vanderhamm (Ingalls, KS), 30.35 on 4, $7,696, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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COWBOY CAPITAL CLASSIC

Roping Gross s $463,100 Roper’s Pot s $320,720 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $33,251 Return to Roper s 76.4%

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Open Luke S. Brown (Santo, TX) / Martin Lucero (Stephenville, TX), 34.43 on 5, $5,284

tephenville, Texas is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World and on May 15-17, 2009 the hometown of the United States Team Roping Championships National Office played host to a great USTRC event. The event staff and the staff of the Lone Star Arena rolled out the red carpet as 1,078 ropers making up over 2,439 teams from 17 different states as far away as Pennsylvania, Montana and Utah came to try and take home their share of more than $300,000 in cash and prizes. Matt Imel and Zane Murphy, both from Tolar, Texas, took the event by storm. Imel, a 35 year old header began his quest for victory in the Gold Plus Division where he and partner Monty Jacob utilized their Classic Ropes to 80 / JULY 2009

catch a steer in 6.83 seconds. That time was good enough to secure them the win of the fast time of the first rotation. “This was a really good roping,” said Imel who is a mobile equine veterinarian. “Of course they are all good ropings when you win, but this really was a good roping. It runs off very smoothly and really fast. Monty and I rope together a lot. He just lives a couple of miles away and so we get to practice together and rope at the ropings as well.” From there Imel teamed up with 13 year old Zane Murphy in the #9 Division. The pair started off by winning the fast time of the third rotation with a time of 7.94 seconds. Along with that they put two more runs together to qualify them

for the short round. “Zane and I live close to each other as well and so we rope together a lot too,” added Imel. “My wife and his mother are good friends. We always enter together, but hardly ever win together. Our families are always giving us a hard time about that, but we finally won something and they were there to see it.” The team caught their final steer in 8.21 seconds to win the fast time of the short round. “Matt and I practice together a lot and he is really easy to heel behind,” added Murphy. The run also brought their Average total to 40.60 seconds on four steers, thus giving them the Average


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#15 Brandon H. Garson (Burleson, TX) / Shiloh R. Seale (Georgetown, TX), 39.05 on 5, $6,030, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

horse. He is pretty picky about saddles, but it fits him really well.” “This was my first time to win first at a USTRC roping and other than my Junior Looper Championship saddle that I won at the National Finals in 2007 this was my first USTRC saddle,” said Murphy. “I really like the Lone Star

Arena and I usually do pretty well in it. This roping had some really good steers and it was just a good time.” Of course, Imel and Murphy plan on attending the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping in October. “I will be there again this year,” said Imel. “I didn’t do any good last

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championship. The first place finish landed them $10,072 in cash, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was my first time to win a USTRC event and this was my first USTRC saddle,” added Imel. “I took it home that night and tried it on my

COWBOY CAPITAL CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Chuck L. Doebbler Victoria, TX Dee Rampy Bertram, TX Jake B. Brown Wolfforth, TX Leland Wood Silverton, TX Chase Williams Stephenville, TX Jeff K. Kanady Breckenridge, TX #13 Troy J. Sapp Pipe Creek, TX Troy M. Luevanos Bertram, TX Lauren E. Kanning Gorman, TX Ethan Cory Hico, TX #12 Jaymee Roach Banquete, TX Willie Guerra Linn, TX Steve A. Taylor Gonzales, TX John East Linn, TX A. R. Northcott Odessa, TX Ricky C. Garcia Laredo, TX #11 Laramie D. Stark Bowie, TX Kyle Carlson Bellevue, TX Mel Smith Mansfield, TX Tyler J. Bach Millsap, TX Art Gutierrez Kingsville, TX Robert G. Silguero Kingsville, TX #10 Andy Mahard Prosper, TX Scube Waggoner Aubrey, TX

Bruce Vinson Hawley, TX Randy Lewis Abilene, TX Troy Cooper Stephenville, TX Trigg K. Bell Dublin, TX #9 Cody F. Baker Midlothian, TX Jeff W. LaRue Midlothian, TX Fred L. Elms Thorndale, TX Eddie Minze Round Rock, TX Steve Marcrum Springtown, TX Scube Waggoner Aubrey, TX Jim R. Stone Ft. Worth, TX John D. Vick Fort Stockton, TX

#15 Brandon H. Garson Burleson, TX Shiloh R. Seale Georgetown, TX #13 Marcos Bustamante Andrews, TX Coy H. Irwin Andrews, TX Tommy Chapa Bulverde, TX Bobby L. Alvarez San Antonio, TX #12 Joe Serrata Los Fresnos, TX Lee Olsen Refuigo, TX Chad E. Tinney Jacksboro, TX Colter M. Hampton Dalhart, TX

#11 Larry D. Thaggard Wichita Falls, TX Clay Burnham Graham, TX Neelley D. Armes Dublin, TX Ryan S. Rouse Ponder, TX #10 Buster Frazier Morgan Mill, TX Ross Tomaski Weatherford, TX Donnie Rhodes Belton, TX Ricky D. Hibbeler Giddings, TX #9 Matt Imel Tolar, TX Zane C. Murphy Tolar, TX Jackie Dickens Hobbs, NM Troy Howard Lamesa, TX John E. DeFazio Stephenville, TX Johnny Newman Stephenville, TX #8 Jackie Dickens Hobbs, NM Troy Howard Lamesa, TX Kylee Burrus Stephenville, TX Bobby Robinson Donie, TX Ken Phillips Tioga, TX Omer Brister Apple Springs, TX Joe M. Stoker Cross Plains, TX Tracie L. Doud Stephenville, TX Nan Lerma Burleson, TX Darren R. Watkins Burleson, TX Blake Bentley Joshua, TX Cory Bentley Joshua, TX

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year, but this year will hopefully be a lot better. It is a great roping and lots of fun.” “Oh yes, we are going to the Finals,” said Murphy. “I will have to miss some school, but it will be worth it.” Murphy got his start in team roping at a young age and is very competitive today. He likes to head and heel both. “My dad has always roped and so I just picked it up,” said Murphy, who will be in the 9th Grade next year. “I like to head and I like to heel, basically I just love to rope and it doesn’t matter which end. Well, roping is what went on at the Cowboy Capital Classic in Stephenville, Texas. The event provided ropers with an experience like no other. This is a great facility, an outstanding roping experience, excellent camaraderie, and the Hard 8 Pit Barbeque cooks up some tasty food. So don’t miss this great USTRC event next year; it is certainly one for the calendar. n

#13 Marcos Bustamante (Andrews, TX) / Coy H. Irwin (Andrews, TX), 30.38 on 4, $7,050, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Joe Serrata III (Los Fresnos, TX) / Lee Olsen (Refuigo, TX), 31.90 on 4, $7,342, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Larry D. Thaggard (Wichita Falls, TX) / Clay Burnham (Graham, TX), 33.79 on 4, $7,562, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#10 Buster Frazier (Morgan Mill, TX) / Ross Tomaski (Weatherford, TX), 37.76 on 4, $9,472, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#9 Matt Imel DVM (Tolar, TX) / Zane C. Murphy (Tolar, TX), 40.60 on 4, $10,072, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 Kylee Burrus (Stephenville, TX) / Bobby Robinson (Donie, TX), 30.50 on 3, $3,734, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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OHIO

CLASSIC Roping Gross s $109,320 Roper’s Pot s $74,472 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

#15 Ronnie Hyde (Bloomington, IN) / Bob J. Knudsen (Lancaster, KY), 49.06 on 5, $520, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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rookville, Ohio rolled out the red carpet to USTRC team ropers the weekend of May 16 at the Circle G Arena. With some twenty states represented and Rockin’ R Ranch providing the cattle the event pulled in ropers from as far away as Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee and Kentucky. “It was an excellent roping,” commented Michigan header Bob Thibert. “The cattle were sorted fair and even to give the best shot to all ropers. The facility is very nice with plenty of stalls and accommodations. They did a great job of putting it on and running it 86 / JULY 2009

off smoothly. It was just a great event.” Thibert has a special fondness in his heart for the Ohio Classic. He won the saddle last year and his partner, Nick DeLeon, won the saddle this year. “I’ve known this kid since he was a little guy and we have roped together for a long time,” Thibert laughed. “He is always riding me pretty hard and telling me is going to cut me for someone else.” Thibert has been roping for about ten years or so. He has been around horses and cattle most all of his life and was an avid calf roper for a long time. The incredible thing is that Thibert has only

been back on a horse for a little more than a month as this article goes to press. He was injured after fracturing his pelvis when a young horse bucked him off. The accident happened in October of last year and the Ohio Classic was his really first shot at roping since the injury. “Fortunately, I placed at the Ohio Classic,” Thibert explained. “I spent several days in the hospital and was pretty sure I might not ever ride or rope again.” As it turned out, he placed third in the Average of the #11 with partner,

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#13 Austin Nettleship (Paris, KY) / Ryan Richards (Humboldt, AZ), 33.84 on 4, $1,286, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

rope at all and it says a lot for his commitment to working hard to be physically fit. “As a team roper I think I have to be physically fit to be able to compete with these twenty-year-old kids,” Thibert

elaborated, indicating his birthday coming up in the next few days. “I have to look at my condition, my basic fundamental skills of horsemanship and I have to rope smart.” Thibert feels his biggest

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Adam Schlechty, to win a USTRC Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings as a team. Thibert also placed 12th in the Average of the #9 with DeLeon. The important thing here seems to be the fact that he was able to

OHIO CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Jacob A. Calloway Fletcher, NC Justin M. Hurst Washburn, TN Slade A. Collins Livingston, TN Scott A. Lund Lynchburg, TN #13 Donald R. Wilson Vincent, OH Jimmy R. Kelly Eighty Four, PA Dorie K. Lund Lynchburg, TN Scott A. Lund Lynchburg, TN #12 Donald R. Wilson Vincent, OH Jimmy R. Kelly Eighty Four, PA Timothy J. Gilliland Imlay City, MI Clint Emrick Hudson, IN Dorie K. Lund Lynchburg, TN Drew Carnes Hornell, NY #11 Scott Lehman Smithville, OH Ryan Richards Humboldt, AZ Bob P. Thibert Ottawa Lake, MI Adam L. Schlechty Greenville, OH Suzie M. Johnson Brodhead, WI Tony A. Schindler Frankford, MO

#10 Mervin Beachy Millersburg, OH Donald R. Wilson Vincent, OH Shawn Tennant Fairview, WV Jimmy R. Kelly Eighty Four, PA Dylan Campbell Quincy, IL Tony A. Schindler Frankford, MO #9 Duffy J. Farrell Greenfield, IN Matthew E. Legan Bargersville, IN Anthony Ballow Lebanon Junction, KY Clayton A. Nettleship Paris, KY Chris E. VanCleef Clyde, NY Michael S. Wurst Union City, PA

#15 Ronnie Hyde Bloomington, IN Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY #13 Austin Nettleship Paris, KY Ryan Richards Humboldt, AZ

#12 Scott Lehman Smithville, OH Kenny VanPelt Greenville, PA #11 Mervin Beachy Millersburg, OH Matt Beachy Millersburg, OH #10 Mervin Beachy Millersburg, OH Nick K. DeLeon Toledo, OH #9 Jeffrey S. Hartfield Charlestown, IN Tony Barrett Henryville, IN #8 Jeffrey S. Hartfield Charlestown, IN Tony Barrett Henryville, IN Leia Amos Crossville, TN Joshua Miller Pleasant Plain, OH Cheryl K. Hobson Henryville, IN Joe Strange Bridgeport, IL Brent Peterson Lawrenceburg, KY Joe Strange Bridgeport, IL Glenn Pigue Primm Springs, TN Megan E. Groves Apollo, PA Bob A. Coppock Rogers, OH Ralph L. Smith Wilkinson, IN

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#12 Scott Lehman (Smithville, OH) / Kenny VanPelt (Greenville, PA), 39.80 on 4, $1,786, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#10 Mervin Beachy (Millersburg, OH) / Nick K. DeLeon (Toledo, OH), 33.70 on 4, $3,186, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#9 Jeffrey S. Hartfield, Sr. (Charlestown, IN) / Tony Barrett (Henryville, IN), 42.25 on 4, $3,094, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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challenge as a header is the short go round. He admires someone who can use his or her head and set up a run especially at a USTRC Team Roping where it is a far cry from a one go round event. “Most anyone can rip out of the box and make a good rodeo run,” Thibert explained. “It takes some thinking and discipline to use your head and go rope four steers in a row to win an Average.” Thibert practices for his horse and for himself. He isn’t into rodeo runs. He wants consistency and four good runs in the seven or eight hole. Being consistent and on track seems to be most important. “I’ve roped a long time,” he said. “The USTRC Team Ropings are, no doubt, the financial place to be if you want to do well team roping. Four good solid practice runs at a USTRC roping will generally get you into the placings.” Thibert has been to Oklahoma to the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping a couple of times. His ultimate goal is to be able to go back. Living only nine miles apart, Thibert and DeLeon get to the practice pen pretty regularly. DeLeon’s granddad turns out the cattle for the pair and they work on making good solid runs that will pay off at a roping. It is a safe bet that the pair will be back in Oklahoma City come fall. An interesting tidbit is that Thibert won the saddle last year and DeLeon won the saddle this year so they took a photograph and put them together to post in a local tack shop. “It just makes you feel good when you can share that kind of win,” Thibert commented. “I’ve known this kid since he was a toddler and I think we are a good pair.” Although Thibert tends to downplay his injury, it says a lot for the kind of man he is to come back and rope again. As we interviewed for this story, Thibert had also placed and done well at a roping only the previous weekend.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been horseback about a month,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing pretty well.â&#x20AC;? The Ohio Classic holds a special place in Thibertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. Not only was it a good roping but it is one that holds such special significance as he looks back over the events of both last year and this year; a saddle for himself last year, DeLeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saddle this year and the fact he could rope at all mark milestones for Bob Thibert. With his competitive spirit and his focus on being physically fit to compete plus his practice philosophy, it is a pretty safe bet Bob Thibert will be ready to rope at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. From his perspective, the short go may be his biggest challenge. It appears to me he has conquered his biggest challenge and that is being in the saddle again to rope at all. n

#8 Leia Amos (Crossville, TN) / Joshua Miller (Pleasant Plain, OH), 34.35 on 3, $2,202, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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MISSISSIPPI

CHAMPIONSHIPS Roping Gross s $204,020 Roper’s Pot s $139,989 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

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Open Beau A. Hebert, Jr. (Shreveport, LA) / Cole Echols (Helm Grove, LA), 41.56 on 5, $2,018

ackson, Mississippi is the “City with Soul,” but on Memorial Day Weekend it was a city filled with USTRC team ropers. Steve and Sherry Judd produced the Mississippi Championships and along with the Jackson Expo Center they welcomed over 1,330 teams to the capitol city of Mississippi. Twenty eight year old Abner Keith from Purvis, Mississippi and his partners left the event with over $6,050, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was a really good roping and it turned out good for me,” said Keith, with a Southern drawl. “We just decided to go at the last minute and I am so glad we did.” 90 / JULY 2009

Keith began by teaming up with header Nathan Smith to win the fast time of the first rotation in the #9 Division. The duo caught their steer in 8.26 seconds to secure the win. “Nathan is a good run and I have roped with him for a while,” said Keith, who works in the commercial fertilizer industry. “I would really rather heel, but I guess I like to head better, because I am better at it.” In the second rotation of the #9 he partnered up with heeler David Earl Johnson. They earned the fast time honors with a time of 7.29 seconds and also qualified on their other two steers to secure a spot in the short round. “I have been roping with Mr. David Earl for about five years,” said Keith. “He

has helped me a lot with my roping. In fact, he has helped a lot of people get started roping in my area. He is a great partner.” When all the dust settled the duo had roped four steers in 35.84 seconds. That time was good enough to give them the Average title of the #9 Division. Keith and Johnson took home $5,574, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and a USTRC Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each. “We really drew good. Our second steer was the best steer in the herd and we used him,” added Keith. “I have made it back to the short round a few times, but have never had much success. It was a really good feeling to look back and see that Mr. David Earl


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#15 Bart Brunson (Terry, MS) / Wes C. Brunson (Terry, MS), 36.53 on 5, $2,494, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

had roped two feet. I was pretty excited.” The victory was a first for Keith at a USTRC roping and earned him his first USTRC saddle. “This was my first saddle, period. I have won some other stuff, but never a saddle,” commented Keith. “I just love it. I haven’t even ridden the thing yet. I am

still just showing it off. The Lord really blessed us and it is something I will never forget.” The Mississippi Championships provided ropers with a great place to get away for Memorial Day Weekend. It also was a great USTRC event with plenty of opportunity to load up on USTRC

National and Regional Shoot-Outs. Steve and Sherry Judd put their best foot forward and it was a roping you did not want to miss. “The Mississippi Championships was just an all around good roping,” said Keith. “It always is and I am so glad we made the trip.” n

MISSISSIPPI CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Beau A. Hebert Shreveport, LA Cole Echols Helm Grove, LA Jim Young Hallsville, TX Eddie A. Dunn Grayson, LA Jay T. Hodge Calhoun, LA Tyler Luttrell Calhoun, LA #13 Jaye Dolan Florence, AL Chip R. Phillips Florence, AL Keith Myers West Monroe, LA Eddie A. Dunn Grayson, LA #12 Rodney G. Smith Hazlehurst, MS Robbie A. Brown Florence, MS Leo Luker Atmore, AL Eddie A. Dunn Grayson, LA Will Hancock Coldwater, MS Cody O. Warner Louisville, MS #11 Trampus W. Purvis Albany, LA Robbie A. Brown Florence, MS Landon B. Jordan Sontag, MS Robbie A. Brown Florence, MS Sal Cannizzaro Folsom, LA Becky S. Cannizzaro Folsom, LA

#10 Mike R. Woolven Nettleton, MS Richard Kee Somerville, TN Bill S. Brown Jonesville, LA Chris L. Shivers Harrisonburg, LA Hayden M. Willson Jonesville, LA Harvey C. McDaniel Deville, LA #9 Lane Coleman Downsville, LA Lucas Monday Heflin, LA Tom U. Casey Bear Creek, AL Ben Lawrence Danville, AL Hayden M. Willson Jonesville, LA Kyle Towles Gloster, MS

#15 Bart Brunson Terry, MS Wes C. Brunson Terry, MS #13 Blake Huckabee Shreveport, LA Mark Cowdin Grand Cane, LA #12 Mike Sibley Walker, LA Rickie G. LeBlanc Walker, LA

#11 Jake L. Orman Prairie, MS Bart Jackson Lumberton, MS #10 Wally L. Givens Jayess, MS Jeff A. McClelland Broussard, LA Justin Cowan Lamar, MS Richard Kee Somerville, TN #9 Abner B. Keith Purvis, MS David Earl Johnson Poplarville, MS Patrick M. Alston Amite, LA Kyle Towles Gloster, MS #8 Dillon Green Pine Grove, LA Philip D. Aucoin Denham Springs, LA Justin McClelland Roswell, NM Lucas Monday Heflin, LA Robert C. Fortenberry New Hebron, MS Corey R. Mosley Dalton, GA Wayne A. Matherne Bourg, LA Justin Bourg Larose, LA Thomas Royals Lumberton, MS Tommy G. Tinsley Edwards, MS Lee Burkett Trenton, TN Bruce Butler Brookhaven, MS

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#13 Blake Huckabee (Shreveport, LA) / Mark Cowdin (Grand Cane, LA), 33.23 on 4, $3,032, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Mike Sibley (Walker, LA) / Rickie G. LeBlanc II (Walker, LA), 32.03 on 4, $3,530, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#10 Wally L. Givens, Jr. (Jayess, MS) / Jeff A. McClelland (Broussard, LA), 34.00 on 4, $4,762, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Jake L. Orman (Prairie, MS) / Bart Jackson (Lumberton, MS), 31.75 on 4, $3,568, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

   

     

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NORTH COUNTRY CLASSIC

Roping Gross s $113,360 Roper’s Pot s $77,726 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $8,494 Return to Roper s 76.1%

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ocated just southeast of the Twin Cities, Cannon Falls, Minnesota is best known as the home of the Pachyderm Studio, where many famous musicians have recorded their music. However, on May 23-25, 2009 it was known as the hometown of the North Country Classic. The USTRC event produced by Kevin and Cynthia Tyvoll was the place to spend your Memorial Day weekend. Header Bobby Hull from Brodhead, Wisconsin made the trip to the Simon Arena in Cannon Falls and he was certainly glad he did. The 49-year-old team roper took home $2,987, two trophy Gist belt buckles and two USTRC National Shoot-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This roping really treated me good,” said Hull. “It is always nice to have that kind of weekend every once in a while. The production was great and there was no down time. Kevin and Cynthia Tyvoll do a great job at 96 / JULY 2009

Open Ryan Vonahn (Sac City, IA) / J. W. Nelson (Alta, IA), 24.44 on 2, $600

running things off efficiently. And, they really had a great announcer at this roping.” Hull teamed up with heeler Chad Day to win the fast time overall of the Gold Plus Division. The team also caught four steers in 37.59 seconds to win the main Average. “Chad and I rope together some and it is a real boost of confidence having a higher numbered heeler roping with you,” said Hull with a laugh. “When you turn a steer you can rest assured they are going to be caught.”

They earned $2,356, trophy Gist Buckles and USTRC Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings, each. Hull continued his winning ways in the #11 Division where he and partner, Bill Beard, teamed up to claim first place in the main Average. The pair caught four steers in 38.21 seconds to win $2,884, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings, each. “I had never met Bill before and a buddy of mine helped us to partner up


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#13 Rick Bates (Estherville, IA) / Chad Day (Marana, AZ), 33.62 on 4, $1,454, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Michael J. Rink (Woolstock, IA) / Stephen Williams (Winterset, IA), 31.46 on 4, $1,786, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

Average. They caught four steers in 57.15 seconds to accomplish the task. “This was also the first time for me to rope with Lee,” said Hull. “I am sure we will rope again.” Hull added to his winnings by

finishing 12th in the main Average of the #9 Division with partner, Jeff Penning. “Jeff and I are regular partners and rope together quite a bit,” said Hull. “We did good together and drew a check.” The North Country Classic

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NORTH COUNTRY CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Ryan Vonahn Sac City, IA J. W. Nelson Alta, IA Shaw T. Loiseau Colman, SD Casey J. Wilson Flandreau, SD Ryan Vonahn Sac City, IA Casey J. Wilson Flandreau, SD #13 Rick Bates Estherville, IA J. W. Nelson Alta, IA Marty W. Brandt Clarion, IA Link Thompson Kaufman, TX #12 Wade C. Lamphere Durand, WI Kelly J. Barrett Cannon Falls, MN Dallas J. Gerhardt Mossit, ND Brandon J. Knudsen Marion, ND Wade C. Lamphere Durand, WI Matt Otto Buffalo, MN #11 Michael J. Rink Woolstock, IA Stephen Williams Winterset, IA Katie Mihlbauer Lavalle, WI Joe R. Smith Marshall, WI

Joe Teague Webster City, IA Luke Norris Dows, IA #10 Ronald C. Steinhoff Anthon, IA Kendall Riediger Lawton, IA Suzie M. Johnson Brodhead, WI Jake A. Rice Creston, IA Steve A. Eckroth Bismarck, ND Ryan Gronlie Bismarck, ND #9 Don R. Mason St. Charles, IA Jake A. Rice Creston, IA Rowdy Ludemann Carlton, MN Brandon J. Knudsen Marion, ND Ben Butt Maquoketa, IA Ryan J. Myers Platteville, WI

#15 Cory L. Fosher Lennox, SD Casey J. Wilson Flandreau, SD #13 Rick Bates Estherville, IA Chad Day Marana, AZ

#12 Michael J. Rink Woolstock, IA Stephen Williams Winterset, IA #11 Bobby R. Hull Brodhead, WI Bill Beard Menoken, ND #10 Steve A. Eckroth Bismarck, ND Cullen L. Quill Mandan, ND #9 Don R. Mason St. Charles, IA Todd McCullough Lorimor, IA #8 Brent L. Woods Tripp, SD Joel Gruis Sioux Falls, SD Logan Gast Sheffield, IA Brandon Weiland Klemme, IA Ryan W. Johnston Jackson, NE Bryan Crane Plymouth, MN Rowdy Ludemann Carlton, MN Heidi Kallenberger Maquoketa, IA Dean A. Bauknecht Montello, WI Joe P. Blomgren Lovilia, IA Rob R. Bain Albia, IA Paul C. Parr Mitchell, SD

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was a great roping and provided Minnesota and the surrounding area with a place to go rope over Memorial Day Weekend. Producers Kevin and Cynthia Tyvoll were pleased with the turnout and want to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? to all those who participated and traveled to Simon Arena in Cannon Falls, Minnesota over Memorial Day Weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The production and the steers at this roping were so good,â&#x20AC;? said Hull. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am thankful that I had some good partners and that they had a the patience to rope with me. It was a great weekend and I really enjoyed the roping.â&#x20AC;? n #11 Bobby R. Hull (Brodhead, WI) / Bill Beard (Menoken, ND), 38.21 on 4, $2,884, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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UTAH

CHAMPIONSHIPS Roping Gross s $194,900 Roper’s Pot s $134,689 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

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#15 Chet Pulsipher (Moapa, NV) / Dusty Pulsipher (Moapa, NV), 35.04 on 5, $3,796, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

he Utah Championships at the Salt Lake County Events Center in South Jordan, Utah was hosted by Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company and Chris and Janie Freed. More than 1,045 teams consisting of ropers from 14 states and Canada participated in the event for over $135,000 in cash and prizes. Gary Belliston from Erda, Utah attended the annual Utah Championships and hit a home run. Belliston teamed up with Wendell Youngberg and Blain Terry in the Gold Plus Division and the gentlemen loaded up on Gold Plus Shoot-Outs. In fact, 102 / JULY 2009

between the three of them they took home $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was just a really good roping, with not a lot of teams and I really enjoyed that,” said Belliston. “Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company does a great job with their ropings and I like going to their events.” Youngberg and Belliston won first place in the Incentive and fourth place in the main Average. They earned $1,906, trophy Gist buckles and Cinch USTRC National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each. “Wendell and I started roping together recently,” said Belliston. “We met at a roping in Las Vegas and the

Utah Championships was actually our third time to rope together. If I hadn’t broken out we would have probably won the roping. Oh well it was good to get a check.” Terry and Belliston won third place in the Incentive Average. “Blain is a great partner and we should have done better, but that is team roping. Again it was good to win and the Flex Earnings are great.” In the #10 Division Belliston teamed up with Doug Olsen to win second in the Incentive Average. They also finished ninth in the main Average to add to their winnings. “The first time we roped together was


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at the Perfect 10 Affiliate roping in Las Vegas,” said Belliston. “I missed for him at that roping in the short round. We were second call back and could have won $27,000. It was nice to do well at this roping.” The #9 Division is where Belliston really put things together. He teamed up with Dean Hill to win the main Average. The pair roped four steers in 47.10 seconds and took home $4,308, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, and a Finals ShootOut worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each. “Dean and I have been roping together for over 20 years. We came close to winning this roping in 2005, but a couple of kids moved us to second, so it was nice to win the roping this year,” said Belliston. “It was also nice because it was Dean’s 61st birthday, so it made a nice birthday present.” Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company was pleased with the turnout at the Utah Championships and was excited about hosting the annual event. If you missed the roping in South Jordan, Utah you

#13 Jared B. Thompson (Boise, ID) / Jason D. Duby (Nampa, ID), 33.00 on 4, $4,178, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

will want to put it on the calendar for next year. “This was a great roping and I had a lot of fun,” concluded Belliston. “I was fortunate to have some luck and I really enjoyed the weekend. I wish I had

caught more steers because there was a lot of money up for grabs, but that is the way team roping goes. The whole Load ‘Em in the Dark crew did a fabulous job and made it such an enjoyable event. I will certainly be back next year.” n

UTAH CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Will Bedke Oakley, ID Quinn Kesler Holden, UT Bodie Taylor Santaquin, UT Rhen Richard Roosevelt, UT Jake Jarvis Spanish Fork, UT R. D. Abplanalp Plain City, UT #13 Ryan A. Finch Soda Springs, ID Max Kuttler American Falls, ID Frank Pendleton Logandale, NV Nels E. Bowen Logandale, NV #12 Jared Penrod Fillmore, UT Paul Terry Fillmore, UT Shane T. Thomson Pinedale, WY Lyndy Williams Blackfoot, ID Bodie Taylor Santaquin, UT Shadrach R. Feild Roosevelt, UT #11 Kort L. Albertson Roberts, ID Jed Jacobs Sugar City, ID Wendell S. Youngberg Reliance, WY Nathan D. Dahl Layton, UT

Jestin C. Simper Lehi, UT Cody Soffel Cedar Fort, UT #10 Kurt Bodily Marion, UT Shane J. Odenbach Fracis, UT Lance B. Elison Inkom, ID Jed Jacobs Sugar City, ID Kent C. Leavitt Kamas, UT Clif K. Leavitt Kamas, UT #9 Matt Tubbs Malad City, ID Kevin R. Degn Malad City, ID Paul K. Andersen Preston, ID Randy S. Bingham Paradise, UT Russ Maughan West Point, UT Chad Evans Plain City, UT

#15 Chet Pulsipher Moapa, NV Dusty Pulsipher Moapa, NV #13 Jared B. Thompson Boise, ID Jason D. Duby Nampa, ID

#12 Brendon C. Crozier Roosevelt, UT Jesse Nash Vernal, UT #11 Russell Sorensen St. George, UT Alan Hall St. George, UT #10 Megan S. Sherwood Pima, AZ Nathan D. Dahl Layton, UT #9 Dean Hill Clinton, UT Gary Belliston Erda, UT #8 Lance B. Elison Inkom, ID Tim C. Ekstrom Malad City, ID Dylan D. Maughan Hooper, UT Rhett Todd Baker Bluffdale, UT Braiden Richins Tremonton, UT Kevin R. Degn Malad City, ID Megan S. Sherwood Pima, AZ Sid Ward Richfield, ID Jessie Allred Castle Dale, UT Kevin R. Degn Malad City, ID Payden Stokes Ogden, UT Riley Moosman Lindon, UT

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#12 Brendon C. Crozier (Roosevelt, UT) / Jesse Nash (Vernal, UT), 31.64 on 4, $4,900, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Russell Sorensen (St George, UT) / Alan Hall (St George, UT), 34.39 on 4, $4,722, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#10 Megan S. Sherwood (Pima, AZ) / Nathan D. Dahl (Layton, UT), 44.16 on 4, $4,274, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#9 Dean Hill (Clinton, UT) / Gary Belliston (Erda, UT), 47.10 on 4, $4,308, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 Dylan D. Maughan (Hooper, UT) / Rhett Todd Baker (Bluffdale, UT), 33.83 on 3, $2,222, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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WEST OF THE OZARKS Roping Gross s $220,850 Roper’s Pot s $153,331 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $18,897 Return to Roper s 78.0%

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f you are headed to Northeastern Oklahoma and you are a team roper, then one place you will want to visit is the Flying Cow Arena in Grove, Oklahoma. This superb venue is the home of the West of the Ozarks Classic produced by Kansas producers Jeff and Cindy Smith. The event welcomed ropers from all over the United States to rope for over $150,000 in cash and prizes. It was an excellent weekend to spend in the team roping arena. The Oklahoma team of Joe French and Allan Frazier teamed up together at the event and it proved to be a winning combination. “This was a real good roping. When you place it is always good and when you place for your first time it is especially good,” said 61-year-old French from Seminole, Oklahoma. “I really wasn’t even going to enter, but Allan talked me into it and boy am I glad he did.” “It really was a good roping,” added Frazier. “Everyone treated us so great and they were really nice to us.” The duo roped in the #9 Division and won the fast time of their rotation and also finished first place in the Incentive 106 / JULY 2009

Open Drew Horner (Plano, TX) / Buddy E. Hawkins II (Fairland, OK), 36.35 on 5, $2,242

Average. They caught their final steer in 11.95 seconds to bring their total time on four steers to 41.48 seconds. That was good enough to give them first place in the main Average. “Our victory was a God send and a true miracle,” said French who works as a salesman for Cisco Foods. “We really didn’t rope all that good but we won and that was really exciting. I have been to a couple of USTRC roping but have never done any good. It was so exciting and people you don’t even know come up to congratulate you on your victory. It was just such a great feeling.” “I used to head, but now I just heel.

Heading is the hard part and Joe did a great job,” said 31-year-old Frazier who works in the oilfield service industry. “We have roped together for about a year and so we decided to enter here and I am really glad we did. We will certainly be going to the Cinch USTRC National Finals in Oklahoma City.” The team earned $6,350 in cash, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, trophy saddle pads and two National ShootOuts worth $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was my first USTRC win and my first USTRC saddle. It was just so exciting and better than I could even


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#15 Gable Hilderbrand (Bartlett, KS) / Cooper A. Bruce (Springer, OK), 32.79 on 5, $4,172, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

to start team roping,” “I have been roping for about eight or nine years now and I love it,” said Frazier. “I played sports in school and so when I got out I had to find a new hobby. My grandpa had an old head

horse and so that got me started. I used to go practice with Troy Wyse and he helped me some. I switched over to heeling and I really like it. This was also my first USTRC saddle and it is something I am extremely

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imagine,” said French with a big grin on his face. “Roping just gets in your blood and it is very addictive. I have only been roping for about four years. Everyone told me that I was too old to start ,being in my fifties. I say you are never too old

WEST OF THE OZARKS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Courtney L. Small Fairland, OK Colter D. Todd Marana, AZ Cole R. Morgan Ada, OK Buddy E. Hawkins Fairland, OK Scott Lassiter Stigler, OK Kyle L. Horton Stigler, OK #13 Morgan L. Hamlin Quinton, OK Barry D. Hamlin Stigler, OK Philip Beauregard Squires, MO Justin E. Strong Steelville, MO #12 Philip Beauregard Squires, MO Justin E. Strong Steelville, MO Kevin D. Hall Tecumseh, OK Larry G. Jones Wagoner, OK Cliff Robinson Lincoln, AR Brad S. Amos Sulphur Springs, AR #11 Steve R. Younger Fort Scott, KS Larry Mike Westervelt Columbus, KS Don Enyart Seneca, MO Nathan C. Enyart Seneca, MO Courtney L. Small Fairland, OK

Tyler D. Wyrick Wyandotte, OK #10 Justin Cobbs Olathe, KS Mike Humble Lawton, OK Barry M. Allen Jay, OK Larry G. Jones Wagoner, OK Trevor H. Rogers Crescent, OK Jay Pillars Beaver, OK #9 Colton Lowry Almena, KS Marcus A. Linaweaver Leavenworth, KS Bill Bear Wichita, KS Myron D. Coulter Aline, OK Bob F. Hart Afton, OK Jay Chandler Afton, OK

#15 Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Cooper A. Bruce Springer, OK #13 T. J. Green Tuttle, OK Reagan G. Ward Edmond, OK

#12 Colton Lowry Almena, KS Dawson McMaster Beattie, KS #11 Mike Chastain Morris, OK David W. Trammell Muskogee , OK #10 Mark E. Tichenor Wheaton, MO Bruce Barnett West Plains, MO #9 Joe French Seminole, OK Allan T. Frazier Byars, OK Jack R. Foster Osceola, MO Russell Batten Bolivar, MO #8 Joe French Seminole, OK Allan T. Frazier Byars, OK Ryan Hribar Liberal, MO Cody Meech Fort Scott, KS Jeanne Strackbein Clarksville, AR Ben L. McGill Maud, OK Hunter Ingram Collinsville, OK Rick E. McLaughlin Talala, OK Bobby D. Cain Guthrie, OK Steve Bennett Independence, KS Lee Eberle Jay, OK Trevor D. Lackey Kiefer, OK

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proud of. To win one is just a feeling like no other.â&#x20AC;? The West of the Ozarks Classic was a dream come true for two Oklahoma team roping buddies. To me that is what this sport is all about. It does not matter who you are, where you came from, how old you are, or what you do for a living, you can still enjoy this great sport. Side Note: The Flying Cow Arena would like to extend a special thanks to Colter Todd and his wife Carley for traveling all the way from Arizona to spend the weekend. Colter entered the team roping and spent a lot of time hanging out with the kids. He also gave his testimony at the Cowboy Church Service Sunday morning. Thanks to Colter Todd for making the West of the Ozarks so special and thanks for sharing with everyone. n #13 T. J. Green (Tuttle, OK) / Reagan G. Ward (Edmond, OK), 32.11 on 4, $4,246, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Mike Chastain (Morris, OK) / David W. Trammell (Muskogee , OK), 40.25 on 4, $4,590, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Colton Lowry (Almena, KS) / Dawson McMaster (Beattie, KS), 36.56 on 4, $3,024, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#10 Mark E. Tichenor (Wheaton, MO) / Bruce Barnett (West Plains, MO), 37.87 on 4, $4,328, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#9 Joe French (Seminole, OK) / Allan T. Frazier (Byars, OK), 41.48 on 4, $4,750, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 Ryan Hribar (Liberal, MO) / Cody Meech (Ft Scott, KS), 25.67 on 3, $4,146, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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RED ROCK CLASSIC

Roping Gross s $406,060 Roper’s Pot s $279,677 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

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alt Eddy and Red Rock Roping Productions always do things first class and such was the case with the Red Rock Classic in Gallup, New Mexico May 29-31, 2009. The annual event welcomed more than 2,346 teams to Red Rock State Park to compete for over $270,000 in cash and prizes. It was an event that you certainly didn’t want to miss. Nineteen-year-old New Mexico team roper Seth Hall made the trip to Gallup and it was certainly lucrative for the young man. “This was a good roping and it was especially good for me,” said Hall who hails from Los Lunas, New Mexico. “I had 110 / JULY 2009

Open Aaron Tsinigine (Tuba City, AZ) / Cory Petska (Lexington, OK), 36.10 on 5, $2,402

a lot of luck and finally did good at a USTRC roping. I have been trying to for a long time and finally did.” Hall partnered with heeler Johnny Salvo in the Open Division where they earned first place in the Incentive Average and fourth place in the main Average. “Johnny and I decided at the Pro Rodeo in Silver City, New Mexico to head over to Gallup,” said Hall, who attends college in Odessa, Texas and qualified to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming this year. “We don’t usually rope together but figured it would be a good roping and so we went. Johnny really

roped good there.” From there Hall made his way over to the heel side and entered the #15 Division with Texas header Lane Ivy. “Lane is a really good roper,” said Hall. “He ropes good and really handles cattle so they are easy to catch,” The duo caught five steers in 36.08 seconds to claim first place in the Average. They earned $3,600, trophy saddle pads with tooled leathers and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was my first time to win a USTRC roping,” added Hall. “I have wanted to for a long time, but just haven’t been able to get it done. It was

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#15 Lane T. Ivy (Amarillo, TX) / Seth Hall (Odessa, TX), 36.08 on 5, $3,600, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

was with me driving me to the rodeos and so, when we decided to go to Gallup, we decided to enter. He is a good guy and really works hard at his roping.” The pair caught their first steer in 5.88 seconds to win the fast time of the second rotation. They also caught their

next two steers to qualify them for the short round. They finished the roping with a time of 33.57 seconds on four steers and earned a check for eighth place in the main Average. “I like to heel the best, but I don’t mind heading,” said Hall. “I

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quite an accomplishment for me and something I am very proud of.” Hall stayed on the heeling end for the #13 Division where he teamed up with Sal Gomez. “Sal and I rope together every day,” said Hall, who is also a calf roper. “He

RED ROCK CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Seth Hall Odessa, TX Johnny B. Salvo Datil, NM Tony L. Steele Alamo, NV Bobby Baize Anthony, NM Ross A. Gosney Bayfield, CO Troy Shelley Gila, NM #13 Richard Huxley Ignacio, CO Vanoy K. Yazzie Winslow, AZ Corey Keyonnie Winslow, AZ Aaron Tsinigine Tuba City, AZ #12 Steve S. Hicks Avondale, CO Bahe H. Henio Pinehill, NM Walt Eddy Gallup, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Montie Smith Winslow, AZ TeRyan Begay Leupp, AZ #11 Del C. Hooker Las Cruces, NM Tony L. Steele Alamo, NV Logan C. Colbert Dolores, CO Logan W. Wengert Bloomfield, NM Jared Gonzales Las Vegas, NM JoDan S. Mirabal Grants, NM

#10 Leo Patches Martinez Belen, NM Wes D. Ivans Artesia, NM Eyron H. Cowboy Tuba City, AZ Myles D. John Indian Wells, AZ George L. Lopez Los Lunas, NM David F. Wimberly Moriarty, NM #9 Mike A. Fresquez Sante Fe, NM Adam Gonzales Albuquerque, NM Bill Owen Mountainair, NM Fred Lucero Canutillo, TX Joaquin Garcia Cortez, CO Arron J. Lucero Waterflow, NM

#15 Lane T. Ivy Amarillo, TX Seth Hall Odessa, TX #13 Pacen Marez Santa Rosa, NM Gralyn J. Elkins McIntosh, NM #12 Bo Simpson Las Cruces, NM Kyle J. Roundy Grants, NM

#11 Corey Keyonnie Winslow, AZ Cordell D. Williams Winslow, AZ Saul Ochoa Santa Fe, NM Miguel Ochoa Santa Fe, NM #10 Ray Jodie Winslow, AZ Roger Nez Winslow, AZ Gary Shiflett Deming, NM Cody Jo Mirabal Grants, NM #9 Jerry Elkins Milan, NM Jarvis Russette Thoreau, NM Cody Boozer Jarales, NM Patrick Pepper Gallegos Belen, NM #8 Jon Satriana Los Cruces, NM Adam Gonzales Albuquerque, NM Delvin Kinsel Mentmore, NM Joshua Yazzie Kirtland, NM Rodolfo A. Rodriguez Secorra, TX Javier Rodriguez Clint, TX Secundino Lizarraga Maricopa, AZ Patti A. Scott Lubbock, TX Orlando Badonie Kaibeto, AZ Arnold Kinsel Gallup, NM Michael Exum Rio Rancho, NM Sheldon Roy Daye Gallup, NM

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really enjoy calf roping most of all and I have a pretty good horse and so I can almost hang with those guys at the pro level.” Hall is being modest. He already ropes calves with the best of them. In fact he finished second in the calf roping at the Silver City Pro Rodeo only behind Trevor Brazile. “I got started roping because my dad used to rope and rodeo. I have been roping since I was about two or three,” said Hall. “I really want to try to rodeo. I will probably lay my team roping ropes down and try to make the NFR in the calf roping.” The Red Rock Classic was a great USTRC event and with over 1,012 individual team ropers in attendance it was a great place to meet new friends and spend some time in the roping arena. You couple that with the great cattle, outstanding production and superb weather and you had another successful Red Rock Classic in Gallup, New Mexico. “The Red Rock Classic was a fun event and had some great steers,” concluded Hall. “I am glad we decided to go.” n

#13 Pacen Marez (Santa Rosa, NM) / Gralyn J. Elkins (McIntosh, NM), 28.86 on 4, $5,146, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Bo Simpson (Las Cruces, NM) / Kyle J. Roundy (Grants, NM), 31.13 on 4, $5,432, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#11 Corey Keyonnie (Winslow, AZ) / Cordell D. Williams (Winslow, AZ), 34.07 on 4, $7,954, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#10 Ray Jodie (Winslow, AZ) / Roger Nez (Winslow, AZ), 32.49 on 4, $9,096, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#9 Jerry Elkins (Milan, NM) / Jarvis Russette (Thoreau, NM), 34.20 on 4, $6,976, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 Delvin Kinsel (Mentmore, NM) / Joshua Yazzie (Kirtland, NM), 26.64 on 3, $6,340, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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FLORIDA PANHANDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Roping Gross s $109,660 Roper’s Pot s $75,643 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $9,658 Return to Roper s 77.8%

Open Kaleb Driggers (Albany, GA) / Clint Summers (Lake City, FL), 37.75 on 5, $1,442

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f you are looking for a place to get away and you want to also take in a great USTRC event you should have gone to the Florida Panhandle Championships. The event was produced by Jeff and Gwen Motes and took place in the Jackson County Ag Center in Marianna, Florida. The event was the perfect place to take in lots of USTRC team roping and a great place to earn some coveted Cinch USTRC National and Regional ShootOuts, thus stocking up on USTRC Flex Earnings. The arena was in great condition, the weather was perfect and the cattle were just right. Pete Durden and Chris Hudson teamed up to win the Incentive Average 116 / JULY 2009

and the main Average of the #12 Gold Plus Division. They earned $2,978, two pair of trophy Gist buckles and two Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs worth $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Hudson continued his winning ways as he partnered up with Garrett McDonald in the #10 Division. “Mr. Chris and I rope at home a lot,” commented 12-year-old McDonald. “He is really a good partner and I like roping with him.” The duo roped four steers in 31.63 seconds to win the main Average. They earned $3,494, trophy Gist buckles and a National Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

“This was a pretty tough roping, but it was a good one,” said McDonald, who will be going into the 7th Grade. “It was really nice to win and be successful.” McDonald also finished first place in the Incentive Average of the #10 with partner Ty Alford. “Ty just lives about 15 minutes down the road and is one of my best friends,” said McDonald. “We rope together a lot and have a good time.” They caught three steers in 32.29 seconds to accomplish the task. They also partnered up in the #9 Division to secure the second overall fast time of the roping. That extra cash was good enough to make McDonald the high money header for the weekend. In turn, he earned the high money trophy Cowboy Gold Saddle for this honor. “I didn’t even think about the saddle and when I heard them calling out my name that I had won it, I was so


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surprised,” said McDonald. “This was my first USTRC saddle and I really like it. It rides really well and is very comfortable.” Tom Casey and Zack Mabry teamed up to win the Average of the #9 Division with a time of 36.80 seconds on four steers. “This was a good roping and the cattle were really good,” said 18-yearold Mabry. “Tom and I have been roping together for about three or four years and we go quite a bit,” They earned $2,960, trophy Gist buckles and a National Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each. Because Mabry had previously placed with Will Schultz in the #11 Division, the win of the #9 Division made him the high money heeler of the weekend. He also received a beautiful trophy Cowboy Gold saddle for his victory. “This was my first USTRC saddle and I love it. It fits my horse really good and he is a hard horse to fit,” said Mabry. “I just rode it this last weekend at the USTRC roping in

#15 Brandon Motes (Palatka, FL) / Rance Brown (Ranger, TX), 37.38 on 5, $2,088, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

Indiana and it feels good. I really liked the Florida Panhandle Classic and the way they did their schedule. I liked the #12 Division being on Saturday. I had school and so that made it where I could rope in the #12.” The Florida Panhandle Championships

is one of those great USTRC ropings that is the perfect place to sneak away to and load up on USTRC Shoot-Outs. The venue was outstanding and the production was excellent. If you missed the event this year, you will not want to make that same mistake again. n

FLORIDA PANHANDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS• Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Kaston W. Peavy Bay Minette, AL Erin B. Bullin Troy, AL David C. Gaddis Canton, GA Adam Toole Rydal, GA Brandon Motes Palatka, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL #13 Chuck N. Conkle Hampton, GA Ben O. Gambrell West Union, SC Dillon A. Bird Williston, FL Joshua J. Torres Lake Charles, LA #12 Tish A. Luke Yeehaw Junction, FL Brock Middleton Colquitt, GA Jake L. Orman Prairie, MS Bart Jackson Lumberton, MS Tara O. Courson Lake City, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL #11 Tara O. Courson Lake City, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Will W. Schultz Palmetto, GA Zack Mabry Oneonta, AL

Joey M. Crews Keystone Heights, FL Blaine Bennetch Fort McCoy, FL #10 Will W. Schultz Palmetto, GA Zack Mabry Oneonta, AL Rip Wilson Madison, GA Rudy Medlock Palatka, FL Blake Thurman Chipley, FL John S. White Bonifay, FL #9 Garrett McDonald Defuniak Springs, FL Ty Alford Ponce De Leon, FL Dustin C. Reid Piedmont, AL Cory Carbajal New Smyrna Beach, FL Leo Luker Atmore, AL Tommy Peterman Gulfport, MS

#15 Brandon Motes Palatka, FL Rance Brown Branford, FL #13 Timothy S. Podskoc Rockmart, GA Nick T. Abbott Wapiti, WY

#12 Chris L. Merritt Douglas, GA Joshua P. McMillan Enigma, GA #11 Bob T. Herrington San Mateo, FL Dennis W. Moore Opp, AL #10 Garrett McDonald Defuniak Springs, FL Chris A. Hudson Westville, FL #9 Tom U. Casey Bear Creek, AL Zack Mabry Oneonta, AL #8 Rick Volz Quincy, FL Anthony Stafford South Port, FL Charles H. Crumbley Watkinsville, GA Jake A. Willcox Winterville, GA Heath Hollis Enterprise, AL Terry L. Duncan Panama City, FL Coleman Harrison Whigham, GA Tyler Blaine Courson Lake City, FL Jacob Locke Ponce De Leon, FL Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL Heath Hollis Enterprise, AL Jerry Courson Milton, FL

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#13 Timothy S. Podskoc (Rockmart, GA) / Nick T. Abbott (Wapiti, WY), 31.23 on 4, $2,182, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings eacH

#12 Chris L. Merritt (Douglas, GA) / Joshua P. McMillan (Enigma, GA), 33.86 on 4, $2,268, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#11 Bob T. Herrington (San Mateo, FL) / Dennis W. Moore (Opp, AL), 35.82 on 4, $2,646, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#10 Garrett McDonald (Defuniak Springs, FL) / Chris A. Hudson (Westville, FL), 31.63 on 4, $3,494, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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#9 Tom U. Casey (Bear Creek, AL) / Zack Mabry (Oneonta, AL), 36.80 on 4, $2,960, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 Charles H. Crumbley, Jr. (Watkinsville, GA) / Jake A. Willcox (Winterville, GA), 28.62 on 3, $2,156, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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WESTERN COLORADO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Roping Gross s $222,100 Roper’s Pot s $153,224 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

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rand Junction, Colorado is the largest city in Western Colorado. It also serves as a major commercial and transportation hub within the large area between the Green River and the Continental Divide. On June 5-7, 2009 it was the home of the Western Colorado Championships produced by Rope the Rockies. The annual event welcomed more than 1,250 teams to the Mesa County Fairgrounds to compete for over $150,000 in cash and prizes. Fifty-year-old Bart Greenhalgh from Olathe, Colorado roped himself to victory in two different divisions at the Western Colorado Championships. “This was a good roping and the steers were 120 / JULY 2009

Open Derrick J. Begay (Winslow, AZ) / Cory Petska (Lexington, OK), 34.14 on 5, $2,372

really good and even all the way through,” said Greenhalgh. “It is always a good roping and it is close to home, plus we had done some good at the roping back in 2005 so we always try to make this one.” In the #15 Division Greenhalgh teamed up with his son Berdell Greenhalgh to win the Average. The pair roped five steers in 38.76 seconds to secure the Average win. They earned $2,474, trophy saddle pads with tooled leather, and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “It is always good to win with your son,” said Greenhalgh, who works for

Montrose County. “We got a Shoot-Out and so we are headed to Oklahoma for the Finals.” In the #10 Division, Greenhalgh teamed up with highway patrolman Pat Averett to win the fast time of the second rotation with a run of 7.67 seconds. “Pat is a really good guy and we rope together some,” said Greenhalgh. “He lives close by and so we practice together a little.” The duo then qualified to the short round and caught their final steer to bring their total to 34.48 seconds on four. That gave them the Average win. They earned $6,318, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex


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#15 Bart B. Greenhalgh (Olathe, CO) / Berdell L. Greenhalgh (Delta, CO), 38.76 on 5, $2,474, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

Earnings, each. “This was my first USTRC saddle to ever win when heeling,” said Greenhalgh. “I was pretty excited about it. I like to heel best but I am probably a better header. Heeling provides a

challenge for me and I am always up for a challenge.” Greenhalgh and his whole family rope and rodeo and are very competitive in all they do. He rodeoed a little when he was younger but really didn’t start

roping a lot until he got married. “My wife rodeoed and so when we married I started roping,” said Greenhalgh. “My kids and I had to learn to rope good or we couldn’t go. We didn’t have a lot of continued on page 123

WESTERN COLORADO CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

#15 Jaguar Terrill Craig, CO Cameron Church Deming, NM Casey E. Adams Ault, CO Joe Roderick Loma, CO Sam A. Taylor Neola, UT Rhen Richard Roosevelt, UT #13 Seth Sciacca Trindad, CO Nick G. Sciacca Trindad, CO Doug Flowers Montrose, CO Berdell L. Greenhalgh Delta, CO #12 Sam A. Taylor Neola, UT Ryan Canty Delta, CO Jeff Menegatti Aguilar, CO Nick G. Sciacca Trindad, CO Walt Eddy Gallup, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM #11 Jeff Menegatti Aguilar, CO Ty Bevan Colbran, CO Steve S. Hicks Avondale, CO Cody Adams Canon City, CO Ronnie Bastian Neola, UT Bob B. Caldwell Roosevelt, UT

#10 Larry Wehling Grand Junction, CO Chris Wehling Fruita, CO Chris Nielsen Castle Dale, UT Blaine E. Jensen Cleveland, UT Kent R. Wollert Olathe, CO David A. Smith Fruita, CO #9 Dana Irwen Delta, CO Larry Irwen Delta, CO David A. Carlile Olney Springs, CO Bill Jenkins Rocky Ford, CO Shelly D. Ortiz Penrose, CO Wayne E. Spencer Salida, CO

#15 Bart B. Greenhalgh Olathe, CO Berdell L. Greenhalgh Delta, CO #13 Brennon D. Seely Loma, CO Bret M. Tonozzi Loma, CO #12 Denny Hanson Grand Junction, CO Matt T. Weidner Craig, CO

#11 Kristen Spencer Canon City, CO Chris Hogan Brighton, CO #10 Pat Averett Delta, CO Bart B. Greenhalgh Olathe, CO Jeff Menegatti Aguilar, CO Ty Bevan Colbran, CO #9 Brennon D. Seely Loma, CO Harlan D. Watkins Olathe, CO Monica Smith Parachute, CO Darin S. Rooks Grand Junction, CO #8 Stetson L. Mitchell Kit Carson, CO Chuck Gieck Rush, CO Roudy L. Hampton Cortez, CO Wayne E. Spencer Salida, CO James M. Hensley Johnstown, CO Wayne E. Spencer Salida, CO Joseph A. White Olathe, CO Steve L. Mock Delta, CO Wes Haas Saratoga, WY Danny L. Burns Grand Junction, CO Robb Vanpelt Carbondale, CO Danny L. Burns Grand Junction, CO

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#13 Brennon D. Seely (Loma, CO) / Bret M. Tonozzi (Loma, CO), 32.71 on 4, $2,530, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#12 Denny Hanson (Grand Junction, CO) / Matt T. Weidner (Craig, CO), 32.96 on 4, $3,026, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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money, so we had to win to enter the next one. They all rope and rodeo tough and are really competitive. I am pretty proud of them.â&#x20AC;? The Western Colorado Championships came to a close and ropers headed their separate ways. The event left a lasting impression on the winners and will forever be engrained in the minds of those who did well. It was one of those events that you were glad you went to and for Bart Greenhalgh, it will be a roping he will never forget because he won his first USTRC saddle on the heeling side. n

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#10 Pat Averett (Delta, CO) / Bart B. Greenhalgh (Olathe, CO), 34.48 on 4, $6,318, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#9 Brennon D. Seely (Loma, CO) / Harlan D. Watkins (Olathe, CO), 39.59 on 4, $4,952, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

#8 Roudy L. Hampton (Cortez, CO) / Wayne E. Spencer (Salida, CO), 27.17 on 3, $3,522, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in Flex Earnings each

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INDIANA CLASSIC

Roping Gross s $122,580 Roper’s Pot s $83,542 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $7,325 Return to Roper s 74.1%

INDIANA CLASSIC• Shoot-Out Positions Awarded #15 Jess P. Franz Steelville, MO Justin E. Strong Steelville, MO Slade A. Collins Livingston, TN Scott A. Lund Lynchburg, TN T. J. Hobson Henryville, IN Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY #13 Tyler W. Waters Collinsville, TX Kenny VanPelt Greenville, PA Paul Bogart Nashville, TN Scott A. Lund Lynchburg, TN #12 Ronnie Hyde Bloomington, IN Evin Burke Trafalgar, IN C. Mark Stigall Morgantown, IN Garett C. Madry Bellevue, MI Mark Boardman Jackson, MO Justin E. Strong Steelville, MO #11 Richard Kee Somerville, TN Bruce Barnett West Plains, MO Bobby R. Hull Brodhead, WI Garett C. Madry Bellevue, MI

Josh C. Hafley Perryville, KY Brice Long Springfield, TN #10 Bob P. Thibert Ottawa Lake, MI Nick K. DeLeon Toledo, OH Paula Knudsen Lancaster, KY Clayton A. Nettleship Paris, KY Philip D. Hinch Crossville, TN Kyle Simpson Sparta, TN #9 Brian S. Evans Tucumcari, NM Ken E. Mast Goshen, IN Bobby R. Hull Brodhead, WI Tony A. Schindler Frankford, MO Bob P. Thibert Ottawa Lake, MI Nick K. DeLeon Toledo, OH

#15 Austin Nettleship Paris, KY Shawn B. Turner Puryear, TN #13 Heath A. Pickerill Rolla, MO Justin E. Strong Steelville, MO

#12 Tommy Pettus Crossville, TN Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN #11 Clayton Todd Carr Henryville, IN Jason W. Larue Bagdad, KY #10 Jay Rueter Winchester, IL Tony A. Schindler Frankford, MO #9 Daniel C. Ferrell Dunlap, TN Curtis Smith Monroe, TN #8 Jason G. Nichols Franklin, TN Bryant Griffin Rogersville, AL Reno Cora Mount Sterling, KY Bruce A. Bowman Nicholasville, KY Tyler S. Lovedahl Hillsboro, OH Tad M. Tipton Versailles, KY Justin T. Katen Foristell, MO Dave Francis Farmington, MO Stephanie Williams Vine Grove, KY Ken E. Mast Goshen, IN Cheryl K. Hobson Henryville, IN Tad M. Tipton Versailles, KY

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Yankeetown Arena in Henryville, Indiana is a great place to go rope. The Indiana Classic produced by Dan Stewart took place June 6-7, 2009 and what an event it was. For the second year in a row Stewart and his staff hosted more than a thousand teams at the annual USTRC event. And, over 20 states were represented at the roping. Tony Schindler, from Frankford, Missouri, made the trip over to the Indiana Classic and it was extremely lucrative for the 55-year-old heeler. He teamed up with Jay Rueter to win third place in the Incentive Average of the Gold Plus Division. The pair earned $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for catching two steers in 25.23 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really got kind of lucky,â&#x20AC;? said Schindler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a good roping with fresh steers and things just worked out for us. Jay and I roped together quite a bit back in 2001 through 2003. I had to quit roping in 2003 because of some hip problems. I actually just started back roping a few years ago and Jay and I started back roping together then.â&#x20AC;? Rueter and Schindler continued their winning ways in the #10 Division. The pair won the fast time of the third rotation and qualified for the short round. They caught their final steer and brought their Average total to 35.95 seconds on four steers. That was good enough to give them the Average win. They earned $3,596, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings, each. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had some kids that were putting the pressure on us, but we held on and caught some good steers and were the high call back,â&#x20AC;? added Schindler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes it is just meant to be. If you stop the clock consistently then they will

usually pay you. I really have trouble dallying, so I try to rope fast and on the corner so I have time to dally. It is not a high percentage shot, but it works for me. Jay and I have really been in a dry spell and so maybe this broke the ice and we can get back on a winning track.â&#x20AC;? Schindler also heeled his way into fourth place in the Main Average with Suzie Johnson. They finished the roping with a four head total of 40.29 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suzie and I rope together some and we usually do pretty well,â&#x20AC;? said Schindler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She comes from a great family and is a great partner.â&#x20AC;? Schindler wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished, however. He partnered up with Bobby Hull in the #9 Division. They caught four steers in 47.74 seconds to finish second place in the Main Average. They earned $2,072 and a USTRC Regional Finals Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobby is a great guy and I enjoy roping with him and his family,â&#x20AC;? said Schindler. Schindler plans on attending the upcoming Regional Finals and the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have really decided to make a run at the USTRC ropings this year,â&#x20AC;? said Schindler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am planning on heading to the Eastern Regionals, the Southeastern Regionals and of course the Finals. My hips are bad and so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how much longer I will be able to ride and rope. My wife, Brenda, has been really understanding and is staying at home and working so I can go play.â&#x20AC;? The Indiana Classic was a great USTRC roping and anytime a team roping event in Indiana gets more then a thousand teams it is a milestone. If you missed the roping you will want to make plans to be at the Yankeetown Arena in Henryville, Indiana next year. n

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Move On - Toward the Dream by Trey Johnson

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he lights dim, the audience quiets and all eyes are on her and the remaining contestants. Her heart pounds loudly in her chest as she and America sit, awaiting the news—who will stay and who will go home. She has always wanted to be a country singer—to sing on stage, hear the applause, and touch people’s hearts through music. And now, she is only nine contestants away from being the next American Idol. I can only imagine the thrill that these contestants must feel. Everything they have ever dreamed is so close, nearly within arm’s reach and each week is one step closer to that dream coming true. We all have dreams in our hearts that we long to become reality, but dreaming itself won’t make them happen. What did it take for these contestants to get where they are? First, they had to know their dream was real and then get busy working on the plan to make it come true. Not everyone is focused on their real dream. Sometimes people long to have someone else’s talent or ability—that’s not a true dream. A real dream resides in the heart and the person has the natural, God-given talents and strengths to pursue it. Unfortunate for America, at the beginning of each American Idol season, we get to watch as anyone and everyone tries for a chance in Hollywood. Each one stands before the judges declaring their undying love for music and desire to be the next great artist and some sing—some bellow—some howl. And the judges rightfully send many home. It’s easy to see whose musical dream is real and whose isn’t—those who screeched out the lyrics of a song I used to like. Yes, I used to like it—before they butchered it in their attempt at fame. They stand there in shock as the judges 128 / JULY 2009

say, “get another dream—singing isn’t your thing.” As these want-to-be singers proclaims to thousands of Americans how wrong the judges are, we watch and think, don’t quit your day job! It’s very obvious that these people haven’t seriously considered a career as a recording artist. If they had, they would know that they just don’t have what it takes—this isn’t their real dream. We can see—and hear—a big difference in these dream-plagiarists and those who are pursuing the real dream in their hearts—the ones that do make it to the finals. It’s easy to see that they have real talent and have worked hard to get there. The spark in their eyes and the determination on their faces clearly reveals their passion and desires. And as they sit, waiting to hear the results of the latest vote, all of those years of practice finally seem worth it. The hours of choir rehearsals, voice lessons and music theory are finally paying off because for these finalists, this isn’t just a chance to be on T.V., this is what they have planned, worked at and pushed toward. But the hard work isn’t over. Each week is a new challenge, with the judge’s criticism from last week echoing in each contestant’s head. Take ownership of the song—stay true to who you are—wow America with amazing vocals—dress this way—don’t do this—always do that. The contestants now have a choice. They can get frustrated with judges and cave under pressure, or they can take the good advice, leave the bad and push forward. In a recent episode, one particular contestant had a very rough week. The performance just wasn’t what it needed to be. The judges were harsh. He had a choice—cower in defeat, or step it up and show everyone why he was there. The next week was amazing. Because

of the level of improvement, the judges actually apologized for their stern comments the week before. Now that’s what I call determination. Regardless of the criticism he had received, he used it to kick his dream into overdrive. He pushed himself even harder to prove to the judges and America that he deserved to stay. All dreams are going to encounter resistance of some sort—maybe it’s a friend that says the dream is impossible. It could be an employer that said the job requires a certain level of education, or it might even be that there isn’t enough money in the bank at the moment. Whatever the obstacle, a choice must be made—am I going to push forward or run and hide? When I have encountered resistance to my dreams, I always think about to the advice Jesus gave His disciples. “When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back.” (Luke 10:10 The Message) Basically, Jesus told them to just move on—don’t let it get you down, just wipe the dirt off your feet and go the next city. That’s exactly what we need to do. Take the resistance for what it is and use it to move us on to the next phase like the contestant I told you about. He took the constructive criticism and put it to use, wiped the dust off his feet concerning the bad criticism and moved on to the next week—bigger and better. And that’s the way to make any real dream come true. Whether the dream is to be the next American Idol, an NFL “Player of the Year”, the World Champion team roper, or anything else, a dream alone won’t get the job done. It takes hard work and determination, regardless of the resistance—and before long, an opportunity will open that takes that heart’s desire from dream to reality. n


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IN MEMORIAM Tony L. Costa Byron, CA February 26, 1940 - May 3, 2009 It is with great sadness that the Costa family announces the loss of Tony L. Costa. He passed away riding his horse among friends, loving his way of life. His family will miss his humor, loyalty to those he loved, his cowboy heart and his dedication to family. He was devoted to Rancheros Visitadores and was on their board, AQHA, Senior Gold Card, PRCA, NRCHA, USTRC, Friends of the Rodeo, and a member of the Portuguese society of I.P.F.E.S. Tony was born on February 26, 1940, in the town of French Camp, California, to John and Rita Costa. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John and his sister, Lena. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and his brother, Nelson and his wife, Liz. He also leaves behind his four children, Greg, Kelly, Stacey, and Cindy and their spouses, as well as his 11

grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. Tony was a native of Banta and lived in the town of Byron with his wife, Ann, for 38 years. He lived and worked on his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dairy. He later became a cattle rancher and was Vice President of Vaquero Farms, Inc. His lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passions were team roping, welding, hunting and traveling with his wife, family, and friends. He died on May 3, 2009, at the young age of 69. Memorial Mass was held on May 9, 2009, at St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church in Byron, California. Immediately following the ceremony was a party celebrating his life held at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Byron. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Fund. A memorial scholarship has been created in Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name at the Contra Costa Alameda Cattlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association at 638 Enos Way, Suite B, Livermore California 94551. Online tribute is deyoungchapels.com

Mark Love Grandview, TX 1962-2009 Mark Lee Love, 46, of Grandview, Texas passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, after bravely battling cancer. Graveside service was 3 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Grandview cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emery J. Lilge Community Hospice House or the American Cancer Society. Mark grew up in Grandview and graduated from Grandview High School in 1980. After attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, he joined the family rope business in Grandview, Texas. Mark enjoyed team roping, golf and watching sports on TV. He was a great supporter of the United States Team Roping Championships and enjoyed attending USTRC events. His family, many friends, and all his roping buddies will miss him. He is survived by his wife, Lynda; children, Russell and Brandon Love of Grandview; Jason Beyer and family of Stephenville; Joseph Donnelly of Joshua; and Tiata Hohertz and husband, Wes, of Stephenville; parents, Neil and Jo Ann Love of Grandview; and sister, Laurie Harris of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Header Heeler Jim Saunders - Gatesville, TX Lloyd W South - Palo Pinto, TX Cassie M Walker - Golden Valley, AZ Chad Benson - Kingman, AZ Shannon G McDaniel - Deville, LA Harvey C McDaniel - Deville, LA Chase Williams - Stephenville, TX Chad F Williams - Stephenville, TX Jim Milam - Charleston, AR Mark Weddle - Perryville, AR Jason Arndt - Ft Scott, KS Derrick T Younger - Louisburg, KS David A Carlile - Olney Springs, CO Merrill V Bond - Rocky Ford, CO Twister G Vinson - Hawley, TX Sonny E Pate - Merkel, TX Shannon G McDaniel - Deville, LA Becky S Cannizzaro - Folsom, LA Robert W Martinez - Radium Springs, NM Fred Lucero - Canutillo, TX Bill Fancher - Kingman, AZ Chad Benson - Kingman, AZ David D James - Purcell, OK Jamie L Griswold - Yukon, OK Tyler Leavitt - Las Vegas, NV Chet Pulsipher - Moapa, NV Bill E Hamilton - Conway Springs, KS Gene Dickey - Derby, KS Mary T Vermedahl - Cave Creek, AZ Walt J Vermedahl - Cave Creek, AZ Jeff D Filipponi - Creston, CA Scott W Hutchins - San Miguel, CA Slade A Collins - Livingston, TN Derrick D Crawford - Lebanon, TN Greg Kobold - Big Horn, WY Frank S Fisher - Arvada, WY Thomas W Richards - Humboldt, AZ Tyler J Getzwiller - Scottsdale, AZ Harve A Reynolds - Ellsinore, MO Dusty A Stroud - Fairdealing, MO Bill D Richards - Dublin, TX Rod Lyman - Llano, TX Ken Miranda - Honokaa, HI Zanga Schutte - Kamuela, HI Rich L Martin - Spanish Fork, UT Bryce B Davis - Spanish Fork, UT Aaron Bentley - Shelby, AL Alvin D Beechy - Pike Road, AL Raymond Kerr - Lake Preston, SD Paulette OHotto - Ft Lupton, CO Tim Ortiz - Moriarty, NM Charles Tenorio Sr - Moriarty, NM Kent White - Red Oak, OK Donnie Ward - Leflore, OK Galen F Hoelting - Olpe, KS Eric S Hoelting - Olpe, KS Cassidy Myers - Marlow, OK Chris W Myers - Marlow, OK

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Place Payoff Type Amt Won

Total Team Earnings

Biggest win was at the:

In the:

Heart of Texas Championships

#12 Gold Plus

2

Average

$4,342

$16,078

Northern Arizona Championships

#10 WS

1

Average

$10,626

$51,046

Eastern Regional Finals

#11 Prelim.

1

Average

$4,638

$23,488

Panhandle Classic

#12

2

Average

$4,464

$15,232

Mississippi Classic

#12 Gold Plus

1

Average

$4,350

$13,140

High Plains Regional Finals

Open

1

Incentive

$1,200

$6,286

PDL Invitational

#11 capped @6

8

Average

$19,000

$36,297

LoneStar Regional Finals

#11 Shoot-Out

1

Average

$13,674

$35,548

East Texas Championships

#11

1

Average

$7,490

$15,136

USTRC National Finals

#10 Shoot-Out

4

Average

$36,100

$46,654

The River Gambler Six Steer Affiliate

#11 6 Steer

3

Average

$7,180

$27,550

Oklahoma Winter Classic

Gold Plus

1

Average

$5,070

$18,987

Colorado River Classic

#9

1

Average

$7,436

$15,136

Oklahoma Championships

#9

2

Average

$4,456

$10,616

PDL Invitational

#11 capped @6

40

Average

$7,000

$20,358

Northern California Classic

#10

1

Average

$5,532

$11,950

Alabama Championships

Open

2

Average

$1,566

$4,691

USTRC National Finals

#10 G+ Shoot-Out

2

Average

$37,300

$50,126

River Gambler 6 Steer Affiliate

#15 6 Steer

1

Average

$5,000

$15,066

Arkansas Championships

#10

4

Average

$3,192

$14,408

Texas Championships

#12

3

Average

$4,780

$13,896

USTRC National Finals

#15 Prelim.

5

Average

$5,500

$10,656

Mesquite Classic

#10

3

Average

$3,548

$10,610

Eastern Regional Finals

#9 Prelim.

2

Average

$3,180

$9,330

Lasso Del Sol

#9

5

Average

$2,534

$7,814

Zamora Thanksgiving Trailer, Saddle And Cash Roping

#12 Invitational

1

Average

$2,500

$7,220

Southeast Regional Finals

#10 Shoot-Out

4

Average

$2,292

$6,272

Missouri Classic

#10

4

Average

$1,846

$5,498

BTRA Affiliate

#11

2

Average

$1,971

$5,371


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Junior Looper CHAMPIONS

Gallup, New Mexico and the Red Rock Classic has been a stopping point for USTRC ropers for a long time and always among the excitement are a whole group of young ropers in the Jr. Looper contest. This year’s winners included, Adriana Begay in the 10 to 12 division, Presley Nelson in the 8 to 9 division, Trey Begay in the 6 to 7 division and Chetty Begay in the 5 & under division.

The Cowboy Capital Classic has become one of the largest USTRC sanctioned events of the year. And the future of the event looks even brighter judging by the number of Jr. Loopers who showed up to compete. Winners of this year’s event included Ky Bray in the 10 to 12 division, Grace Hawkins in the 8 to 9 division, Hadley Harrigal in the 6 to 7 division and Brady Nelson in the 5 & under division. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 135


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The Kansas Championships held a Jr. Looper contest that was second to none. The day was filled with long loops and great catches. Bo Krueger emerged as the champion of the 10 to 12 division while Morgan Robson won the 8 to 9 division, Jordan Lovins claimed the win in the 6 to 7 division and Nicholas Lovins claimed the win in the 5 & under division.

The Mississippi Championships was rich in team roping talent, including a whole slew of future stars of the sport who showed up to compete in the Jr. Looper contest. Winners included Aby Berry in the 10 to 12 division, Brylie Aucoin in the 8 to 9 division, Cooper Perry in the 6 to 7 division and Corey Reid in the 5 & under division. 136 / JULY 2009


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The Garden Isle Classic provided ropers with a beautiful setting and the young roping crowd showed up in force for the Jr. Looper roping. Winners of the event included, Daniel Miranda in the 5 & under division, Stoney Joseph in the 6 to 7 division, Justin Fernandez in the 8 to 9 division and Morgan Fu in the 10 to 12 division.

The North Country Classic Jr. Looper contest was a great day for two Stevens boys. Cole Stevens claimed the win in the 10 to 12 division while Garett Stevens was the big winner of the 6 to 7 division. Colton Bauknecht slipped between the duo for the win of the 8 to 9 division and Jenna Hume wrapped things up with a win in the 5 & under division.

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florida Panhandle Championships had a whole bunch of winners including winners of the Jr. Looper roping. Those who emerged as winners included Dillion Mizelle in the 10 to 12 division, T.J. Allen in the 8 to 9 division, Parker Carabajal in the 6 to 7 division and Brice Hart in the 5 & under division.

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Getting a Wrap One of the most important, and perhaps the biggest, hazard of team roping is the dally. There are several things that can go wrong, with the worst resulting in the loss of a thumb. We probably all know someone who has lost an appendage this way. There are a few things to be aware of to avoid being a victim. The first is looking at the condition of your horn. You should have adequate rubber on your horn at all times and it should be even from the base to the top of the horn. The rubber should not be too tight, either. The cushion of the rubber allows the rope to grab and stop. Also, excess rubber hanging off the horn should be cut off. The rubber should be kept clean and plentiful to allow a solid dally. Next, the way you dally should be evaluated. Remember to never leave your thumb or any fingers sticking out when you dally. Remember to keep your thumb lying against the outside of your fingers as you take your dallies. This will help eliminate any coils or loops from wrapping around your thumb and causing serious damage. Lastly, if you feel you are in trouble with your dally, ride toward the steer. This is for headers or heelers. Putting slack into the rope as soon as you can will allow you to pull your hand or appendages free of the dally. Remember to get your dally as tight and fast as you can. This means as you take your dally, keep the bottom of your hand (pinky finger side) down as low as you can against the base of the horn. For right handers, starting on the left side of the horn, take your wraps by moving counter-clockwise. Try to bring each wrap tight around the horn, not making large circles that can eventually suck down tight grabbing excess equipment or your hand. Think safety throughout the run, practice taking your dally correctly and keep your horn rubber in good shape and you will be able to count to ten for a long time.

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OTHER half by Gracie Mae

Thoughts from a Team Roping Spouse

Sometimes Roping is Hard

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e rope a lot at our house. We have horses and more horses and we have favorite horses and horses that don’t stay too long. I think anytime you have horses and kids there are going to be some rough times. We have a lot of fun but by the same token we learn a lot about life during our roping and riding sessions. Some lessons in life are hard to learn. Some take all you can muster up to get through. As much as I gripe about team roping and the practice pen, there are just some things learned there that kids and parents don’t get anywhere else. He was a deep charcoal gray gelding and had been used as a head horse for a long time. We called him Charpie and he knew the game. He was honest so he was a good choice for June when she started roping. He loved her and, what was more important, he never cheated her, he never hurt her and he would do all he could do to give her his best shot. Boss would rope on him occasionally but he never worked for Boss like he worked for June Bug. Buzzy would rope on him and he wouldn’t work much at all just because Buzzy was busy and knew more than the horse did. Besides, Charpie was June’s horse and he knew it. June would breakaway on him and his little fade to the left from team roping was just enough to make the rope break a split second faster than it might have otherwise. How that worked I’ll never know and it really didn’t matter. The important thing was all June Bug had to think about was roping because Charpie did everything else. He read the barrier, he rated off cattle if needed or he hit another gear if they were hard running steers. He was in the

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prime of his life when we got him and didn’t cost much. But he was worth his weight in gold just because he was the perfect team roping horse for kids to learn to rope on. June Bug learned to rope and with Charpie she gained a new confidence and assurance in her ability as a roper. She would head for Boss and Buzzy and any number of other roping pals that came around to rope. She was about as big as a nit fly but being small in stature meant nothing when she thrust her toe in the hobble strap of her saddle and proceeded to climb aboard the dark charcoal gelding that would be her running buddy and pal in the years to come. They were inseparable and everyone knew June Bug and her gray head horse. She was a little girl with the heart of a bulldozer and he was a big horse with the heart and love of a teddy bear where she was concerned. We first noticed that something might be amiss when Charpie began to stumble a bit. He wasn’t sick and he wasn’t old, per se, but he just began to have a bit of trouble moving across the ground. We changed horseshoers thinking maybe things weren’t quite right. Next we began to notice he would misjudge an entrance to the stall or the trailer, mostly narrow openings. It was enough that Boss pulled June off and told her we better not ride him until we could see what was wrong. She had another little horse, not quite as solid or reliable, but one she could rope on. It was just a matter of convincing her. Finally Charpie’s problem grew worse and we hauled him to some local vets and they suggested a clinic and university setting where Charpie could be tested and evaluated. Needless to say, the news was

not good. Charpie had a tumor in his head. I didn’t understand all the medical jargon and didn’t want to. What I wanted was someone to come along and explain it to two kids under the age of ten. Boss was beside himself and despite us knowing there was no hope, he didn’t have any words to tell the kids Charpie wasn’t going to make it. The vets on staff at the University Clinic said we could leave him alone until he couldn’t function and then we could put Charpie down. They could do it there and Charpie would just never come home. Boss and I couldn’t do it. Charpie belonged at home during his last days. He had earned that right. We would bring him home and let him die there. Still, we had no words to tell the kids. When Charpie came home June was so glad to see him. We all sat on the fender of the trailer after unloading him. Boss looked at me, shrugged his shoulders and walked off. It isn’t fun to see tears in the eyes of man much less a team roper. I explained to the kids Charpie was sick and he was not going to get better. I told them June couldn’t ride him anymore and we just had to love him. I told them soon Charpie would die and we would have to figure out a place to bury him. Buzzy was having no part of it. “He isn’t going to die,” he said matter of factly. “He’s too ornery and besides if he did who is June going to rope on?” June never opened her mouth as I spoke and she still never said a word through Buzzy’s entire tirade of all the reason’s the gray horse was going to live forever. Finally she looked up at me and said, “I know Charpie is sick. We have to take care of him.” And take care of him we did. Every day for the next month June brushed him and walked him. Sometimes he would stumble but he was ever mindful of his petite little caregiver. I watched them and cried every time I left the barn. Boss never said a word and our team roping practices became a bit more dismal and depressing. Sometimes God sends us things to prepare for life’s journey down the road. They are the things that help us grow and get stronger despite being the toughest trials we will ever face. One afternoon when the kids got home from school Charpie was down. Boss had already called the vet to come give him a shot. Buzzy, June and I walked to the paddock where Charpie was and it


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saying… Amen! Very simply put “maturity over memoriam.” So what does maturing really mean? I sum it up like this; I want to maintain my independence by keeping my financial, physical and mental faculties in order and, even more importantly, in proper working order. I don’t just want to age or get older, I really want to have my birthday seem insignificant and every day be rewarding and productive. Think about that one for a minute and you will see some similarities between life and roping. As we continue to “mature” we want to not only do the things we enjoy but for those things to also bring us joy. Pretty deep for a roping article but please stay with me. Ask anyone who has “matured” well, and they will tell you the single most impotant contributing factor to accomplishing the feat of “maturing” is good physical health. I know there are other elements that come into play, but the fact remains that if you don’t feel good then nothing else is going to feel good either. It’s just like roping… roping is a blast when everything is working right, but nothing is more miserable than when it is all going wrong. The lesson for life that you can take from roping is...


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Hello my entire life, and I had heard about these famous cowboys. Now I was going to be close enough to touch them. One of those legends was a man named Roy Duval. Roy was respected by everyone in rodeo, and he was a giant of a man. He had won several World Championships and he is probably the most famous steer wrestler that has ever lived. The first time I came face to face with him I said, “Good morning, Mr. Duvall,” and he said, “Good Morning, Walt.” You could have knocked me over with a feather. “How or why would he know my name?” I thought. But he did, and it meant the world to me. I’m sure he doesn’t remember it, but I’ll not forget it. I respected him for his accomplishments in the arena but also as a man for going out of his way to always be courteous to me. During my young rodeo career, I always rooted for Roy Duvall. Roy taught hundreds, if not thousands, of people to steer wrestle and he trained many champions. Once he was at a steer wrestling school, and he was trying to show a young man some technique. Roy was holding a steer by the horns and had been explaining the proper technique to this young man. After he had explained the same thing several times, several different ways, the student persisted. How much down pressure do you put on the left horn and how much up pressure do you apply beneath the right horn? Roy looked at the young man, smiled and threw the steer to the ground. Mr. Duvall got up, dusted his pants off and simply said, “Sometimes, son, you just gotta bulldog.” My story to my student didn’t do a bit of good, but hopefully he will realize that sometimes in life after you have gathered all the information possible, you have to act on it. Make a commitment, step on the gas and take a chance in life. “What if” never accomplished anything. So go ahead,

make a move! Pass, but don’t be passed! Die trying, but don’t stay where you’re at, man. Attack! There are a lot of people like that. I used to travel with a guy and we would be trying to figure out what time we should leave on a trip. After we figured out how far it was and we factored in fuel stops I would say a time. He loved to say, “What if we have two flat tires?” I would say, “What if we blow an engine?” If we think that way, we would have to leave three days ago so they could replace the motor. Pick a time, pick a destination, decide on a goal, and then act on it. Act like there’s no tomorrow. Do research and gather information, but eventually you have to make a commitment and make your move. I’ve been fortunate in my life to rope with several great ropers, and I can assure you I wouldn’t have won anything if it hadn’t been for those opportunities. One guy that I roped with a lot in my life was Doyle Gellerman. I’ve roped with a lot of guys that were great about getting out of the barrier, but I think some of the fastest steers that were ever turned for me were by him. I asked him one time how he got out of the barrier so well, and he said this, “I find out the length of the box, then I find out the length of the score. I watch the steers and judge their speed, and I decide how much of a head start I’m going to give the steer before I ask my horse to leave the corner of the box. But when I decide to go, I go as hard and as fast as I can. I never second-guess myself. If I break the barrier by a foot, so be it. I was wrong. We’re never going to win if I start, stop, go, pull, and then go.” He was right. Go, and go as hard as you can. Sometimes in life, just like Roy Duvall said, sometimes you just gotta bulldog. Until next month Thanks for your time

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COWBOY CONVERSIONS & Cactus Saddle Challenge Rusk County Expo • Henderson, Texas July 4, 2009 10 SADDLE & BUCKLE BLOWOUT

Fancy Saddles with Stingray Seats

10 Buckles

10 Breast Collars

Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m. #6 Saddle Roping capped at #3 Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $120/roper 1st Cactus Saddles & Cash

2nd #8 with #4 Cap 4-Head Saddle Roping

Buckles & Cash

$120/roper • Enter 1, Draw 2 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Saddles + Cash 3rd Buckles + Cash 4th Buckles + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash 6th Breast Collars + Cash

Breast Collars & Cash

3rd 4th & 5th Cash

ALL PRIZES GUARANTEED

#11 with #6 Cap 4-Head • #9 Incentive $120/roper • Enter 1, Draw 2 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Buckles + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

#9 Incentive 1st Cactus Saddles

CASH ONLY TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY

For more information: Kevin 903/721-0303 • Curtis 936/674-6007 Cowboy Trailer Sales & Cowboy Conversions Crockett, Texas 936/546-2467 158 / JULY 2009

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Presents

Trailer and Cash Summer Sizzler Capped at #5

r e p a Che ! Fees Lots of Cash 16 Saddles 10 Buckles 14 Knives Dummy Roping Saturday & Sunday Church after 1st rotation on Sunday High Point Roper 2-Horse Slant Bumper Pull Prizes Thru 20 Places in the Average Host Hotel: Howard Johnson 479/494-7700

#9 RED HOT

July 11-12, 2009 Kay Rodger’s Park Ft. Smith, AR Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120/roper. You may have a total of 18 runs. USTRC TRIAD #’s only. Must have current USTRC card. Cards may be purchased at roping. You may pre-enter to rope on Sunday by calling the Monday before at 8:00 a.m. with a credit card. Both ends must be paid. We will take 500 teams for Sunday. 3% office fee for pre-entries. Pre-entry numbers 580/653-2233 or 580/465-5410. Saturday on-site entries. Books open 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Rope at 1:00 p.m. Current Negative Coggins Ark is strict on this! Dont leave home without your coggins!

Cash or Credit Card Only

FMI Buddy or Kelly 580/465-5408 or 580/465-5410 Prizes Guaranteed.

2-ho rs Slan e Trail t er Lots of Special Prizes

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#10 & #12

Combined Separate Short Rounds

Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $80/roper Sat. Books open 8-9 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. Have up to 12 runs

Power Walk Horse Walkers

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9 ANNUAL WEBB MEMORIAL TEAM ROPING TH

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July 11-12, 2009 - Hickory Hill Arena Bethany, Missouri

Saturday, July 11 9:00 a.m. #15 w/#13 Incentive 4 for $40/roper • Enter 6 times (4 more as an Incentive team or any combination of Incentive for a total of 10 times)

Progressive on 1 Incentive paid on 3 All USTRC Rules! Books open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:30 a.m. Plus immediately following #15

#12 Pick/Draw w/#11 Incentive $150/roper Enter 1x with partner draw 4 = 5 Enter 2x with partner draw 8 = 10 or Enter 1x without a partner draw = 5 Enter 2x without partner draw = 10 Books Close at 11:00 a.m.

Fancy Martin Saddles to the High Money #4 and under, #5 and over

Sunday, July 12

2009 USTRC AFFILIATE All $ won counts toward 2009 USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs. 2009 USTRC membership required.

EVERYONE WELCOME! In the #12 and #9 Pick/Draw ropings, after the draw is posted you may enter with partners of your choice for $40/roper. (you must be entered in the Pick/Draws)

TRIAD numbers only

9:00 a.m. #10 w/#9 Incentive 4 for $40/roper • Enter 6 times (4 more as an Incentive team or any combination of Incentive for a total of 10 times)

Progressive on 1 Incentive paid on 3 All USTRC Rules! Books open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:30 a.m. Plus immediately following #10

#9 Pick/Draw w/#8 Incentive

Capped at USTRC #5 • $150/roper Enter 1x with partner draw 4 = 5 Enter 2x with partner draw 8 = 10 or Enter 1x without a partner draw = 5 Enter 2x without partner draw = 10 Books Close at 11:00 a.m.

Thank You to our Sponsors

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ropers of the weekend!

Buckles to the Average and Incentive winners of all the ropings!

For more information: Rope the Rockies Ike and Mary Cox 660/425-5502 Jeff and Cindy Smith 620/422-3632 Kelli Brammer 816/903-4611 160 / JULY 2009

Directions: I-35 to exit 93 at Bethany, MO. Go 1 mile to intersection of US Hwy 69, then go north 2 miles to 280th Street. East 1/4 mile to Hickory Hill Arena

Host Motel

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Round 3 The Daddy

July 18-20, 2009

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY Only 10 minutes from the famous Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

PRIEFERT NO BARRIER CHUTE WILL BE USED IN ALL ROPINGS Just like the World Series Finale in Las Vegas

$225,000 In Cash and Prizes Paid out in 2008! SATURDAY July 18

SUNDAY July 19

MONDAY July 20

Books Open 7 am – Rope 8:30 am

Books Open 7 am – Rope 8:30 am

Open Warm Up Open World Series #11 Warm Up #11 World Series #8 BONUS ROPING- No earlier than 4pm

#10 Warm Up #10 World Series #10 SADDLE ROPING

#13 World Series #13 Super 7 Header

PRIZES

#8 BONUS ROPING

WORLD SERIES

8 FULLY TOOLED EXOCTIC SEAT SADDLES to Average Winners, HI Point #4 Header, #4 Heeler, #3 & Below Header, #3 & Below Heeler, Female, 50 & Over 10 CUSTOM MADE MAYNARD BUCKLES to 1st -5th in Average JX2 ALL LEATHER BRONC HALTERS6th-15th in Average. CASH!!!

Capped at #4 3 head handicap roping, P.A. 1. Cutoff time in first round only. Enter 1/ Draw 2 for $175 or draw all 3 partners for $175. You may enter 4 times for a total of 12 partners.

#10 SADDLE ROPING

Open World Series – No Cap and No age limit. #13 World Series – No Cap. Must be 21 years of age to rope. #11 World Series – Heelers capped at #6. Must be 21 years of age to rope. #10 World Series- Heelers capped at #6. Must be 21 years of age to rope.

Books Open 7 am – Rope 8:30 am

#8 BONUS ROPING:

#10 SADDLE ROPING: 7 FULLY TOOLED EXOTIC SEAT TROPHY SADDLES to Average Winners, HI Point #4, #5, #6, 50 & Over, and Female 10 CUSTOM MADE MAYNARD BUCKLES to 1st -5th in Average JX2 ALL LEATHER BRONC HALTERS6th-15th in Average. CASH!!!

WORLD SERIES: ***ALL AVERAGE WINNERS in the WORLD SERIES will be eligible for the World Series of Team Roping Finale in Las Vegas. Go to website for more details: www.wstroping.com. JX2 DENIM JACKETS to World Series Average Winners

Practice & Challenge Pen

In the Outdoor arena- All Proceeds to go LCCC Rodeo Scholarship Fund

Capped at #6 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). You can have a maximum of 14 partners. This is a handicap roping. Roping will be 3 head, PA 1. There will be a cut-off time in the first round only.

$55/ Roper for PICK TEAMS $50/ Roper for DRAWS All 4 and below Heelers will get an additional second off their teams time. Points will be awarded to 20 places & fast go’s in each round.

SUPER 7 HEAD

80% payback

#13 with #12, #11, #10 Incentives $300/ Roper, Enter 4 times. Everyone gets 6 steers, top 25 to short round. $50,000 paid out in 2008!

80% payback

All World Series: $150/ Roper, Enter 2 times, 4 head, P.A. 1

WARM UP ROPINGS Open, #11 & #10 w/Slide up to #11, Down to 8 All Ropers Welcome – No age limit, No Caps, Enter 1 / Draw 1 for $100 Can enter 2 times for total of 4 partners

For Info Call John Johnson 423-340-0640 Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951 Peter Farner 307-421-7964 www.jx2events.com

Hotels: To guarantee rooms, make reservations early 100 indoor stalls, 50 outdoor stalls NO RV Hookups, generators welcome

Cash or credit card ONLY for entries! 3% will be added to all credit card fees. USTRC TRIAD numbers will be used. JX2 has the right to classify anyone not holding a current USTRC card. JX2 Productions reserves the right to make any and all necessary changes.

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July 18, 2009 Range Riders Arena • Amarillo, Texas Saturday, 11:00 a.m. • Must be current USTRC member for all ropings • 2009 BTRA memberships $75 • USTRC & BTRA memberships sold at all events • BTRA memberships purchased at this event are good through 2010

#13 World Series Qualifier

World Series Format for #13 ONLY Must be 21 to enter • $150/roper • Enter twice • Progressive on 1 • 20% stock charge • No prizes BTRA membership is optional for #13 BTRA members must pay an additional $5/entry which will be added to the Championship Round at the 2009 Finals, full prize line at the Finals event. 21-24 year old BTRA members cannot compete in the #11 and #10. Books open at 9:00 a.m. • Close at 10:30 a.m. for #13

#11 BTRA “Mulligan 5 Header” followed by #10 BTRA “Mulligan 5 Header” with the prize line “shopping spree” Must be 25 to enter • $250/roper • Enter twice • Mulligan Format for #11 and #10 Each team can only claim their highest payoff • Must be BTRA member to rope #11 with #10 Incentive • Capped at TRIAD #7 #10 with #9 Incentive • Capped at TRIAD #5 Hard Luck Draw for #11 & #10 only All teams not progressing to the 3rd round will be in a random draw for BTRA Headstall.

BTRA Standings as of 6/6/2009 Ranking

Header

Earnings

Jeff Anderberg/Clarendon, TX Lyndell McDaniel/Canyon, TX Mark Adams/Dimmitt, TX Todd Hughes/Amarillo, TX Frank Gardner/Lovington, NM

$4,272.00 $3,960.00 $3,360.00 $2,040.00 $1,632.00

Don Pool/Clovis, NM Mark Adams/Dimmitt, TX Carlos Ortiz/Tucumcari, NM Anna Gregory/Amarillo, TX Randy Stalls/McLean, TX Zurick Labrier/Guymon, OK Kevin Davis/Chivington, CO Todd Hughes/Amarillo, TX Roy Miller/Guymon, OK Dave Carlile/Olney Springs, CO Roy Miller/Guymon, OK Mark Adams/Dimmitt, TX Bill McDowell/Clayton, NM Chris Thomas/Clovis,NM Guy Bell/Amarillo, TX Roger Powers/Texhoma, OK Kent Latta/Gaga,OK Laphe LaRoe/McLean, TX Rick Bolding/Littlefield, TX Dave Anderson/Amarillo, TX

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Heeler

Earnings

Kent Haley/Canyon, TX Marty Nicholson/Perryton, TX Joe Hughes/Canyon, TX Clayton Ward/Dalhart, TX

$5,400.00 $3,960.00 $2,136.00 $816.00

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Garrett Goodson/Clovis, NM Trever Peterson/Nazarath, TX Randy Fisher/GardenCity. KS Jamie Pohnert/Amarillo, TX Richard Lightcap/LasAnimas,CO Benton Cain/Logan, NM Jackie Bell/Clarendon, TX Clay Jones/Hereford, TX Lance Howard/Amarillo, TX Buster Holland/Guymond, OK

$4,136.20 $3,769.95 $1,703.89 $1,662.94 $1,602.90 $1,570.10 $1,341.99 $1,337.41 $1,223.31 $1,146.85

$2,949.64 1 $2,650.60 2 $2,398.85 3 $2,347.90 4 $2,233.55 5 $1,810.52 6 $1,752.32 7 $1,299.77 8 $980.77 9 $928.40 10

Chris Cannon/Hale Center,TX Jackie Bell/Claredon, TX Pete Aragon/Canyon, TX Bob Ogden/Amarillo, TX Ryon Moudy/Canadian, TX Ben McDaniel/Clovis, NM Dick Crook/Guymon, OK Eric Strick/Shottuck,OK Benton Cain/Logan, NM Eddie Jeffers/Folsom, NM

$3,713.45 $3,275.17 $2,738.92 $2,331.75 $1,722.93 $1,273.73 $1,240.60 $1,177.89 $1,074.17 $934.07

#13

Amarillo Host Hotel for you AND your horse BTRA Package Deal Room, Stall, Breakfast for 2 - All for $85 plus tax 800-657-7177 Must have current Coggins Nettles Company Mike's Custom Saddle Shop F Diamond Quarter Horses Campbell Bits & Spurs Western Leather Craft Sutton Ropes viewfromtheranch.com Mortenson Silver Mobile Vet Practice Top 10 year-end money winners for each division will earn Championship Round qualifications for 2009 Finals All ropings are “first to enter - last to rope”

ON SITE ENTRIES ONLY •

CASH ONLY

All details on our website at www.bizmanteamroping.com

2009 TRIAD numbers only “IT’S GOOD BUSINESS TO ROPE WITH US!” 166 / JULY 2009

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Tee Woolman Productions A company that will excel in producing high quality team roping events.

July 18 & 19, 2009 Wildfire Arena • Salado, Texas Enter at 7:30 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m., Both Days Tee Woolman of Llano, Texas 4 Three time PRCA World Champion. 4 Record holder for the most appearances at the NFR. 4 Most qualifications in a single event at the NFR. 4 Won the NFR Average five times in team roping and once in steer roping. 4 An icon and a legend in the world of team roping.

Saturday, July 18 # 8 Capped at #4

Sunday, July 19 # 6 Capped at #3

The #8 Handicap #8 - Straight time #7 - 1 sec. off #6 - 2 sec. off #5 - 3 sec. off #4 & under - 4 sec. off

The #6 Handicap #6 - Straight time #5 - 1 sec. off #4 - 2 sec. off #3 & under - 3 sec. off

Both Ropings:

Enter 1, Draw 2, or Draw 3 for $150/roper Enter 4x • 3-head, progressive on 1 Other 1st 1st - $6,000 + Saddles Prizes Round 2nd - $5,000 + Saddles 12 ropers will & 3rd $4,000 + Saddles receive a 1 day Short 4th - $3,000 + Buckles lesson with Round 5th - $2,500 + Buckles Tee Woolman 1st - $800 6th - $2,000 + Buckles 2nd - $600 4 Bones 7th - $1,500 + Buckles 3rd - $400 Roping Dummies 8th - $1,250 + Buckles 4th - $200 will also be 9th - $1,000 + Buckles 254/947-5111 given away 10th - $750 + Buckles Ask for $59/night and more 11th - 15th - $500 + Rope Bags Tee Woolman Special prizes Pre-enter Monday, July 13 281/221-9353 or 281/658-5834 Mastercard or Visa ONLY, (added 3% charge) or enter on-site - CASH ONLY Payout based on 250 entered teams Tee Woolman TRIAD numbers only - Must have current USTRC card Performance Horses Selling & Training fastba

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Rope The Ozarks Presents

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

JULY 18-19, 2009 Books Open at 7:30 a.m. • Rope at 9:00 a.m. Each Day

Sunday, July 19

Saturday, July 18

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

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

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

All ropings: 4-steer, progressive on 1 for $50/roper Enter 5X • Incentive paid on three head • Top 20 Teams to short round in each roping • Can enter up and back • TRIAD numbers only • 2009 USTRC membership required and may be purchased at this event • USTRC dress code • CASH ONLY - except Gold Plus members • Stalls & RV hook-ups available at arena

70% Payback

Horse 3 n a t i T ailer Slant Tr

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

Produced by Rope The Ozarks

Kevin Hall 417/547-3406 168 / JULY 2009

Sponsors


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1st

Annual Oklahoma Summer Showdown Lightning C Arena - McAlester, Oklahoma

80%

Saturday

Cash Payback Plus

July 25, 2009 Open No age limit 5-steer, PA 1• $150/roper Enter twice

#15 No age limit, No caps on #s 5-steer, PA 1• $150/roper Enter twice

#13

$3,000 Added Money

$1,500 High Point roper of any 2 ropings both days

No age limit, No caps on #s 4-steer, PA 1• $150/roper Enter twice

DO NOT MISS HTHIS ROPING!H

#12

Our Memorial Weekend Roping Paid Back Over $88,000 in Cash

No age limit, No caps on #s 4-steer, PA 1• $150/roper Enter twice

Sunday July 26, 2009 #11 Must be 21 yrs. old, Heelers capped at a #6 4-steer, PA 1• $150/roper Enter twice

#10 Must be 21 yrs. old, Heelers capped at a #6 4-steer, PA 1• $150/roper Enter twice

#9 Pick/Draw No age limit, Both ends capped at a #5 4-steer, PA 1 Pick1, draw 1 for $200/roper • Enter twice

Books open from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m. Both Days Books for next roping will close before the short-go of the previous roping #9 Pick/Draw books close after the first round of the #10

First to Enter Last to Rope TRIAD Numbers Only 2009 USTRC membership required • may be purchased at this event CASH ONLY except Gold Plus members Arena is located 8 miles east of McAlester on Hwy. 270. Plenty of stalls and RV hook-ups available. Arena information: 918/297-0101 For more information contact Philip Teague

580/587-2432

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9th Annual

High Stakes San Carlos, Arizona One Day Two Grea t Ropi ngs

Sunday, September 12, 8:00 a.m.

#11 with #10 Incentive capped at #6 #11 Entry Form

Sunday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.

#10 with #9 Incentive • capped at #5

Limited to 77 Teams in each roping Both Ropings Run on Sunday Warm-Up Roping Run on Saturday

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$1,000/Roper • Enter Once in each roping Three full rounds and a short round TRIAD numbers only - 2009 USTRC membership required Minimum entry age 21 • USTRC dress code Top 20 teams to the short round – roped slowest to fastest.

Address

______________________________ City, State, Zip

______________________________ Date of Birth

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*#11 & #10 Payout Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st Round 3: 1st Average:

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000

All mo ney w closer on will get yo USTRC to the Cinch u Nation al Fina ls

1st $50,000

+ USTRC National Shoot-Outs 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

Incentive:

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$20,000 + Regional S/O $10,000 + Regional S/O $8,000 + Regional S/O $6,000 + Regional S/O 1st Average: Martin Trophy $5,000 Saddles and Red Bluff Buckles $4,000 1st Incentive: Red Bluff Buckles $2,500 Classic Equine Bits to top Head

1st $4,000

**Prizes

and Heel Horse *Based on 77 teams entered **All prizes guaranteed! USTRC Shoot-Outs are based on estimated payout and may be adjusted

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Class #

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______________________________ City, State, Zip

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q Incentive Entry form must be complete and fees received for both partners or will not be considered a valid entry. Personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders accepted. Make checks payable and mail to: High Stakes Productions 1428 Frontage Road • Belen, NM 87002 Confirmation of entry will be mailed to you.


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Invitational September 12-13, 2009 -Up Warm ng Ropi day Satur . 9 a.m #10 Entry Form ______________________________

$231,000 One Day Cash Payout

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Schedule of Events

Social Security Number

Saturday, September 12

Sunday, September 13

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9:00 a.m. - Warm-Up roping Enter at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:00 a.m. #11 w/#10 Incentive, capped at #6 4-steer, progressive • $150/roper, enter 3x • CASH ONLY Anyone #6 & under and 21 years old can enter. You do not have to be entered in High Stakes. 6:00 p.m. - Calcutta and Contestant Check-in Party. Dinner will be provided for contestant and one companion.

8:00 a.m.

Address

______________________________ City, State, Zip

______________________________ Date of Birth

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______________________________ Heeler

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______________________________ Address

______________________________ City, State, Zip

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8:15 a.m. The #11 High Stakes Invitational will get underway. Three full rounds followed by the Head and Heel horse Awards, then the short-round.

1:00 p.m.

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HSI #11 w/#10 Incentive capped at #6 All #11 teams will be introduced and assembled in the arena for the National Anthem and Invocation.

Grea t Fac ility Grea t Ste ers & Lo ts of Mon ey!

Date of Birth

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HSI #10 w/#9 Incentive capped at #5 All #10 teams will be introduced and assembled in the arena for the National Anthem and Invocation.

1:15 p.m. The #10 High Stakes Invitational will get underway. Three full rounds followed by the Head and Heel horse Awards, then the short-round.

Phone

q Incentive

Host Hotel:

Entry form must be complete and fees received for both partners or will not be considered a valid entry. Personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders accepted. Make checks payable and mail to: High Stakes Productions 1428 Frontage Road • Belen, NM 87002 Confirmation of entry will be mailed to you.

Apache Gold Hotel and Resort 928/475-7800 $65 - Ask for roper rate. Limited availability. Stalls available at roping. For additional information, call John English at: 505/239-7617. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 175


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FRIDAY FR RIDAY - SEPT. SEPTT. 11th, 11thh,, 2009

# W #13 Warmup ar a mupp Ro Roping ppingg #5 Floor and # 8 Cap (No One Un Under Over #8 Can Rope) der #5 or Over Books Op Open pen 6 pm Close 7 pm Rope 7:30 pm Draw Enter 1 Dra w 2 $150/man 3 Head PPAA 1 Ente er Up TToo 3 TTimes imes for TTotal otal Of O 9 Ru ns Enter Runs

2009 Schwalbe Conversion to High Point Roper On Saturday

SATURDAY SA TURDAY - SEPT.. 12th,, 2009 20009 - 9:00 am

#13 Truck Trruck Roping p g

(PRE-ENTRY ((PRE -ENTRRY ONLY) ONLLY)

Taking 250 Entered Taking E TTeams eams - Call to Enter Entter (972) 563-3300 One Under #5,, or Ov er #8 Can Rope) #5 Floor/#8 Cap (No One Over Books Open Mon.-A Mon.-Aug. Mon.-Sep.. 9th (Or When Roping Fills) Aug.. 24th - Close Mon.-Sep 4 Head PA 2 - Two T Full Rounds - Top 50 Team Teams ms to Rope in the Short Go Go Enter 1 Draw 2 - $500/Roper $5500/Roper - $1,000/Team - Enter Entter 3 Times/Total Times/Total of 9 runs runs

PPAYOUT AYOUT (Based on 250 En Entered tered TTeams) eams) 1st: 2nd: 3rd: 4th: 5th:

$ 20,000 & Buckles B $ 15,000 & BBuckles $ 10,000 & Buckles B S Pads $ 7,500 & Saddle S Pads $ 5,000 & Saddle Go: $ 2,000 Fast Time 1st Go:

6th: $ 4,000 & Saddle 7th: $ 3,000 & Saddle 8th: $ 2,500 & Saddle 9th: $ 2,250 & Saddle 10th: $ 2,000 & Saddle Fast Time Short Go: $ 2,000

Pads Pads Pads Pads Pads

Points Awarded Aw warded for Average Winners 1st thru 10th Place andd Fast F t Time Ti in i the thhe h Round R d 1st 1 t thru th 3rd 33rd Place Pl off 1st 1st Go G andd Sh Shortt GGo Rounds R d USTRC Shoot OOuts uts Will be Awarded Based onn Total Cash Payout Required,.. TRIAD Numbers Only. Current USTRC Card Required,

Stall Reservations: Reser vations: (972) 563-3300 Host Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Exppress (972) 563-7888 Holiday Comfort C f t Inn: Comfor I : (972) 524 524-5590 5590 I : (972) 5511090 La Quinta Inn: 551-1090 Superr 8:: (972) 563-1511 Supe

C Cowboy Collection Tack & Arena  11300 N. F FM M 148  Terrell, TX 7516 75160 60 (972) (972) www.cowboycollectionarena.com Store (97 72) 563-3300  Fax (97 72) 563-3315  Website: Websitee: www.cowboycollection arena.com


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ZD Cattle Company

TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY

presents

10th Annual $50,000 PIONEER DAYS Big Bucks Shoot-out 6 Saddles 8 Buckles

July 24-25, 2009 • Farmington, Utah

Low Entry Fees

Legacy Center

Saturday, July 25 Books close 9:30 a.m. - Rope at 10: a.m.

Open Drawpot

Friday, July 24 Sign up 8:00 a.m., Rope 9:00 a.m. Open World Series - 80% Payback #13 World Series - 80% Payback - Must be 21 yrs old $150/roper • Enter 2 times #11 Big Bucks capped at #6 • Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $100/roper • Enter 4 times Books close at 5:00 p.m.

Payoff for #11 Roping Handicaps $5,000 to High Point Roper in a leather briefcase. #11 teams - 0 sec. off Average #10 teams - 1 sec. off 1st • $5,000 #9 teams - 3 sec. off 2nd • $3,000 #8 teams - 5 sec. off 3rd • $2,000 4th • $1,000 Buckles to Average Winners 5th • $600 in all ropings 6th • $400

$20/roper or Roper Special - Draw 10 partners for $150 Books close at 12:00 noon

#4 and under Big Bucks Championships Books close at 11:00 a.m. • Rope at 12:00 noon • Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $100/roper • Enter 4 times

#4 and under Payoff $5,000 to High Point Roper in a leather briefcase. Average 1st • Master Saddles + $2,000 2nd • Master Saddles + $1,000 3rd • Master Saddles + $800 4th • Master Buckles + $600 5th • Master Buckles + $400 6th • Master Buckles + $200

Short Barrier 2 Arenas Used #4 and under Handicapp #8 = 0 #7 = -1 #6 = -3

$5,000 To High Point Roper

GENERAL INFORMATION: Cash or credit cards. Average Payout guaranteed at 350 teams but may be increased according to the number of teams. • Points for High Point roper will be determined as follows: Top 20 in Average and Fast Times in each rotation. For stalls, call 801/599-1238 Motels: Best Western Cotton Tree 801/2927666 - Country Inn & Suites 801/292-8100 - La Quinta 801/776-6700 - Motel 6 801/298-0289 Partner Finding Service

Trailer Winners ‘03 - Buzz Bates ‘04 - Zane Neilson ‘05 - Jim White ‘06 - Faron Olsen ‘07 - Quinn Kessler ‘08 - Seth Webber

7th Annual Robbers Roost Team Roping Classic 2-HORSE SLANT TRAILER TO HIGH POINT ROPER

August 6-8, 2009 • Price, UT Carbon County Fairgrounds

Thursday Night: Carbon County & Emery County Residents ONLY! Deluxe Saddles to the Average winners of #11 Handicap Roping 3-steer • Pick 1, draw 3, or draw all 4 for $100 Enter 3 times for a total of 12 partners To enter you must presently live in or in your lifetime have lived in either county. Enter 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY - ALL ROPERS WELCOME! Roping Handicaps

Friday

Sign up 9 a.m. • Rope at 10 a.m. #8 teams - 0 Warm-Up Drawpot - 3 for $20 #7 teams - 1 followed by #6 teams - 3 #4 & Under Saddle Roping Pick 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 for $100 • Enter 3x Saddles to 1st in Average • Cash paid back 2nd - 6th place, depending on number of teams.

sec. off sec. off sec. off

CASH ONLY

#10 TRAILER ROPING Trailer Roping Handicaps #10 Teams - 0 sec. off #9 teams - 1 sec. off #8 teams - 3 sec. off

All teams winning Average check Thursday & Friday will receive 1 free draw entry in Trailer Roping on Saturday.

Trailer roping - 1/3 stock charge, 2/3 prize and cash pay-out • Progressive Our goal this year is to have the trailer completely paid for by sponsors Payoff: 10 places in cash in the Average • 3 places cash paid in 1st go High Point roper will win a deluxe Frontier 2-horse slant load trailer! Winner responsible for TT&L

For info. call

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Saturday Sign up 9 a.m., Rope at 10 a.m. WARM-UP DRAWPOT - 3 for $20 No cap followed by

Trailer Roping

Must be entered by 12 noon #10 Handicap Trailer Roping Pick 1, draw 2 for $100 Enter 4 times for a total of 12 partners Capped at a #6

Zane Dansie • 801/599-1238 ZD Cattle Company


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Shelley Productions July 31 - August 2 National Ropers Supply Arena • NRS - Decatur, Texas (covered arena)

WSTR Sample pay out with 100 teams 1st - $9600 2nd - $7200 3rd - $4800 4th - $2400

Maynard Buckles to Average winners of all World Series

Sunday, August 2 Saturday, August 1

Friday, July 31

Enter at 9 a.m. u Rope at 10 a.m.

#13 Warm Up

#10 Warm Up

$50/roper - enter 2X No cap, no age limit.

$50/roper - enter 2X No cap, no age limit.

#13 World Series Qualifier

#10 World Series Qualifier

(no cap, must be 21 yrs. old)

(heelers capped at #6)

Enter at 5 p.m. u Rope at 6 p.m.

#15 Pick 1, Draw 1 $100/roper enter twice. (no age limit, no cap) May pick additional partners after draw.

Open World Series Qualifier

Cowboy Church - 8 a.m. Enter at 9 a.m. u Rope at 10 a.m.

#11 World Series Qualifier

#9

(heelers capped at #6) $150/roper - enter 2X • 4hd, pa 1

Pick one draw one $100/roper enter 2x

(no age limit, no cap)

All World Series Qualifiers are 80% payback!

$150/roper, enter twice (4hd, progressive after 1)

Stalls and RV spaces available. u World Series Qualifier Rules ( Does not apply to OPEN ) u Must be 21 yrs old. Minimum tie-on age 60 yrs. old. u USTRC Triad numbers only u Enter on site, cash or credit card only (Add 3% for Credit card processing) u For more information on 2009 World Series schedule call 575-574-8591 or 575-644-3518 or www.WSTRoping.com u

Marana, AZ – November. CATTLE FOR SALE OR LEASE, CALL 575-644-3518 or 575-574-8591 or go to: Shelleyproductions.com 180 / JULY 2009


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MEMORIAL M EMORIA AL ROPI ROPING ING Herefo Hereford, ord, T TX X July 31 - Aug J August gust 2, 200 2009 09 ADDITIONAL ADDITION NAL IINFORMATION: NFO ORM MATION:

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Introduction Intr oduction of Ropers Rop pers and and Dance Dance with JJake akke Hooker Hookker e & The Th he Outsiders Outsiders F riday & S aturday Nigh N Friday Saturday Nightt @7PM B eef Capitol Ca apitol of the W or orld l 4-M Man G olf Scramble Scrra amble Beef World 4-Man Golf Friday, F riday, July 3 31st Startt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11AM JJohn Pitman Golf Course SShotgun hottgun g Star ohn P itman G olf C ourse o For information For more more inf formation o ccall alll 806.363.7139 Beef Beef Cook Cook Off Off Saturday, Saturday, August Augu ust 1st FFor o orr more morre inf fo ormation ccall all a 806.68 806 681.7278 1 7278 or 806.344.5114 806 344 5114 information 806.681.7278 TTickets ick i ets $10/p $10/person erson enters enters you you to to win a 20X Resistol Resistol H Hat at

Cowboy C owboy Church Church with Steve Steve FFriskup St riskup Sunday, Sunday, August Augusst 2nd Hereffor ord B ull B arn 9AM at the Hereford Bull Barn Ropers mail entries entries & fees fees e to: to: Ropers

SPICER GR GRIPP RIPP BOX 2237 22 237 PO BOX HEREFORD, TX TX 79045 HEREFORD, Deadline D eadline FFriday, rida ay, JJuly uly 24th ul

For F or More More Information Informa m tion Call Call 806-364-7 7474 806-364-7474

www.spicergripp.com www spicergrripp com


HERI TAGE DAYS CHAMP IONSHIP S Pre sented by Cl assic Ropes August 1-2, 2009 Santa Fe Trail Event Center • Las Vegas, New Mexico Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. each day TRIAD numbers only Current USTRC membership required

Saturday, August 1 World Series Qualifier I Open

Sunday, August 2 New Mexico Highlands University Scholarship Roping

I #13

I #14 Handicap

I #11

4 for $30/roper • Enter 8x

I #10

I Church Service I #12 with #11 Incentive

All ropings: 4-head, progressive $150/roper • may enter twice Must be at least 21-years-old to rope 20% stock charge

HOST HOTEL REGAL MOTEL

s All Prize are eed! Guarant

1809 N. Grand Ave.

505/454-1456 www.nfrlv.com www.cowboyconnections.com

4 for $30/roper • Enter 8x I #10 Pick/Draw Pick 1, draw 3 or draw all 4

for $150/roper • May enter twice

Running P Saddles to High Point #6 & Over and #5 & Below Clint Mortenson Buckles to Average Winners of Each Roping

Sponsors

Steers for sale or lease

For more information please call Kenny or Marsha Zamora at 505/425-3850; day of roping 505/469-4388 or visit www.zamoraroping.com 182 / JULY 2009


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Hillbilly Ridgerunnin Redneck

Presents the 8th Annual

Truck ExplosioN Free cookout and concert on Saturday night!! Lots of games, prizes, and dummy roping for kids. Sponsored by Simple Minds Roping Dummy and Classic Ropes Saturday and Sunday

SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2009

McPherson Indoor Arena Bristol, Tennessee

PRIEFERT NO BARRIER CHUTE WILL BE USED IN ALL ROPINGS

$150,000 IN CASH & PRIZES PAID OUT IN 2008! Lots of CASH! Lots of TRUCKS! Lots of SADDLES! Lots of BUCKLES! PLUS Jackets, Halters, Carroll Original Wear Furniture, and other great prizes!

FRIDAY, Sept.11, 2009

SATURDAY, Sept. 12, 2009 SUNDAY, Sept. 13, 2009

12 on 12 Round Robin – Slicks and Sticks ONLY

#10 Carl Gregory Dodge Truck Roping

#10 Carl Gregory Dodge Truck Roping

Sat. Picked teams (1st 2 rounds)

Sun. Picked teams (1st 2 rounds)

5 Head #13 POISON ROPING

#10 Carl Gregory Dodge Truck Roping

#10 Carl Gregory Dodge Truck Roping

Amateur/ Novice Saddle Roping

Sat. Draw Teams

STALLS: : 80 indoor stalls, 50 outdoor stalls, 10 RV Hookups. 2 night reservations only, must be paid in advance. First come, First serve. Tie-Outs & camping welcome.

HOTELS:

Sun. Draw teams (1st 2 rounds)

(1st 2 rounds)

#10 Carl Gregory Dodge Truck Roping

#8 Bonus Roping –

Short Round (Top 75 teams from Saturday and Sunday)

2 TRUCKS! 1 truck to Hi Point #3 and Below 1 truck to Hi Point #4 Pick & draw teams, short round (completed on Sat)

Microtel Inn and Suites: 276-669-8164

For Info Call John Johnson 423-340-0640 Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951 www.jx2events.com

Cash or credit card ONLY for entries! 3% will be added to all credit card fees. USTRC TRIAD numbers will be used. JX2 has the right to classify anyone not holding a current USTRC card. JX2 Productions reserves the right to make any and all necessary changes. 188 / JULY 2009


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S&W Productions, LLC presents the

January 8-10, 2010 • Mojave Crossing Event Center • Fort Mohave, AZ PAYOUT

Guaranteed at 400 Teams Average 1st $1,000,000 2nd $300,000 3rd $100,000 4th $60,000 5th $40,000 6th $40,000 7th $40,000 8th $40,000 9th $40,000 10th $40,000 11th $20,000 12th $20,000 13th $20,000 14th $20,000 15th $20,000 16th $20,000 17th $20,000 18th $20,000 19th $20,000 20th $20,000 3 Steer Consolation 1st $30,000 2nd $20,000 3rd $10,000 4th $7,000 5th $4,000 6th $4,000 1 Steer Consolation 1st $20,000 1st and 2nd Rounds 1st $20,000 2nd $10,000 3rd $7,000 3rd and Short Round 1st $13,000 #10 Incentive 1st $40,000 2nd $30,000 3rd $20,000 Century Bonus 1st $25,000 2nd $15,000 3rd $10,000 4th $5,000

9:00 a.m. (Arizona Time)

#11 with #6 cap #10 Incentive TRIAD numbers only. Guaranteed 3 full rounds! 1 and 3 steer consolation rounds...and a Century bonus!

Anyone can enter! $3,500/roper Enter once 400 team limit First to enter, last to rope All team sponsors will be recognized and announced!

200 Team Payout will be exactly half. Saddles to First in Average.

Free dummy roping for the kids! Saddles to winners in each age group!

1-800-284-2946 Group Name: S&W Team Roping Group Code: GSWROPE

“World Class Ropings for World Class Ropers” See website for complete details! www.ropersbailout.com

For more details: Logan Wengert (505) 592-2665, (505) 592-2106 or Joseph Savedra (505) 409-1645

Entries due 12/15/09 Mail entries to: S&W Productions, LLC 389 County Road 5500 Bloomfield, NM 87413 • May also enter online. • 3% fee for credit cards. • Payment plan available. ENTRY FORM Header: Address: USTRC ID:

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UTAH

THE BLACKHAWK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Blackhawk Arena Salina, Utah

NEW ON LOCATI

July 16-19 THURSDAY • July 16, 7 P.M. Add-on Roping Super #12

#12 (with #11 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

Pick/Draw Handicap $150/roper Pick1, draw 2 or draw all 3

Open Pick/Draw #15 Handicap #13 (with #12 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY • July 19, 9 A.M. #9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:00 A.M.

PRIZES

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12 •

10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

10 Trophy Gist Buckles

HOTEL

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USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #2

Cash Only Credit Cards will be accepte d

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

12 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the #15 • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

Super 8 • 435/529-7483 Ask for Roper Rates Best Western • 435/529-7455 Ask for Roper Rates Rodeway Inn • 435/529-1300 Ask for Roper Rates Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009 P FLEX EARNINGS/

Century Bonus included

FRIDAY • July 17, 10 A.M.

Jr. Looper

SATURDAY • July 18, 9 A.M.

DIRECTIONS: 800 S. Equestrian Lane, Salina, UT 435/529-1022 PRODUCED BY: Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Co. CATTLE PROVIDED BY: Load ‘Em in the Dark 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Chris Freed at 208/251-3170 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002

Open Pick/Draw w/#15 Incentive: Entry fee: $200/roper. Enter 1 time; pick 1, draw 1. Must be at least #6 header or #8 heeler to enter. 5-steer/ Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Custer County Fairgrounds Broken Bow, Nebraska

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #2

Cash Only Open Pick/Draw w/#15 Incentive: Entry fee: $200/roper. Enter 1 time; pick 1, draw 1. Must be at least #6 header or #8 heeler to enter. 5-steer/ Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

FRIDAY July17, 12 NOON

SATURDAY July18, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY July19, 9 A.M.

Open Pick/Draw

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

All Girl Specialty Roping #11 (with #9 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or

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

Jr. Looper

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

192 / JULY 2009

Draw all 3 for $150/roper

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

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

2 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers • Average winners of the #15

8 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

10 Trophy Saddle Pads • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

4 Pink Trophy Saddle Pads • Average & Incentive Average winners of the All Girl

Gateway Motel 308/872-2478 Bosselmans Motel 308/872-6842

Americas Best Value Inn 308/872-6428 Wagon Wheel 308/872-2433

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book.

All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #9 Inc.)

(with #15 Inc.)

PRIZES

P FLEX EARNINGS/

July 17-19

HOTEL

2009

Two Mi r Arenas ror Will Be Use d.

DIRECTIONS: Intersection East of Hwy. 2 & Hwy. 92; East edge of Broken Bow, NE PRODUCED BY: Jeff & Cindy Smith CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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. all your Gold Plus representative, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Jeff & Cindy Smith at 620/422-3632 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002


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COLORADO

Indoor Arena If Need ed

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Penrose Stadium Outdoor Arena Colorado Springs, Colorado

July 24-26 FRIDAY July 24, 8 A.M.

SATURDAY July 25, 8 A.M.

SUNDAY July 26, 8 A.M.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

All Girl Specialty Roping #11 (with #9 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or

Jr. Looper

Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #9 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12

PRIZES

Draw all 3 for $150/roper #9 (with #8 Inc.)

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

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

FORMAT #2

2 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers

Cash Only

• Average winners of the #15

8 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

4 Pink Trophy Saddle Pads • Average & Incentive Average winners of the All Girl

HOTEL

P FLEX EARNINGS/

12 Trophy Martin Saddles

10 Trophy Saddle Pads

Travel Lodge • 719/632-4600 La Quinta Inn • 800-531-5900 Double Tree • 719/576-8900 Travel Lodge South • 719/632-7077 Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009

DIRECTIONS: 1045 West Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Take I-25 to exit 141. Turn west to first light (8th Street), turn south on 8th, go 4 blocks, turn west on Rio Grande. Can’t miss the arena. PRODUCED BY: Jeff & Cindy Smith and Ike & Mary Cox CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Jeff or Cindy Smith at 620/422-3632 or Ike or Mary Cox at 660/425-6087 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002

Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5):

Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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CALIFORNIA PACIFIC COAST CLASSIC

Salinas Sports Complex Salinas, California

July 23-26 THURSDAY • July 23, 2 P.M.

SATURDAY • July 25, 9 A.M.

Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap

Gist Gold Buckle Classic #11 Specialty Roping

FRIDAY • July 24, 9 A.M. #13 (with #12 Inc.) #12 (with #11 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

SUNDAY • July 26, 9 A.M. #9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

Century Bonus included

Jr. Looper

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

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

PRIZES

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12 •

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

10 Trophy Gist Buckles

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #2

Cash Only Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

10 Trophy Saddle Pads

#13, #12, #11 #10, #9

• Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

• Average winners of the Open & #15

HOTEL

P FLEX EARNINGS/

• 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners and Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus

4 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers Laurel Inn 1-800-354-9831 or 831/449-2474 Ask for USTRC Rate. Reservations must be made no later than July 17, 2009 Close to arena.

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009

DIRECTIONS: 1034 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93506 Hwy 101 to Laurel Dr., go right to Maryal Dr. to Complex; or Hwy. 101 to Laurel Dr., turn right on Main Street. PRODUCED BY: USTRC CATTLE PROVIDED BY: Rowly Twisselman STALLS: No portable pens and no tie outs. 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: USTRC office at 254/968-0002

(#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5):

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 1, or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $100/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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MONTANA

WAR BONNET INN MONTANA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yost Arena Billings, Montana

2009 P FLEX EARNINGS/ P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

July 25-26 SATURDAY July 25, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY July 26, 9 A.M.

Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 (with #12 Inc.) #12 (with #11 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

#10 All Girl Handicap

Century Bonus included

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

Cash Only Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $80/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9

PRIZES

FORMAT #3

(#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $80/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

#8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

196 / JULY 2009

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

6 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

10 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners and Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

War Bonnet Inn 406/248-7761 Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

• Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

#8 Pick/Draw

10 Trophy Leather Halters

HOTEL

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150/roper (#9 team, -1 second; #8 & under, -3 seconds) #10 (with #9 Inc.) #9 (with #8 Inc.)

SPONSORS: Nutra-Lix Classic Equine Liberty Companies Fuddruckers War Bonnet Inn

DIRECTIONS: 2343 South Shiloh Road, Billings, MT 59106 Exit north at exit 443 off I-90. Turn south on Shiloh Road. Arena is on NE corner of Shiloh and I-90. PRODUCED BY: Yost Events, Inc. 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Ty Yost 208/863-4310 or yostevents@msn.com or the USTRC office at 254/968-0002


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ARKANSAS

WEST ARKANSAS CLASSIC

Kay Rodgers Park, Harper Stadium Cowboy C Fort Smith, Arkansas hurch S

unday Mo rn 8 a.m. in ing the Grandsta nds

July 31-August 2 FRIDAY July 31, 9 A.M.

SATURDAY August 1, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY August 2, 9 A.M.

Open Pick/Draw

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

(with #15 Inc.)

Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #9 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

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

PRIZES

Jr. Looper

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

Saturday, 7 p.m. • Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12

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

22 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average and Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

20 Trophy Saddle Pads • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • 3rd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

4 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers

HOTEL

• Average winners of the Open & #15

Comfort Inn • 479/484-0227 2120 Burnham Rd., Fort Smith, AR. Rate: $79 for 1 King or 2 Queen beds. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, in-room microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, coffee/coffee maker, iron/board, office desk/chair, voice mail, high speed wireless internet, data port telephone, 70 channels of cable including HBO, indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, sauna and coin operated laundry. Be sure to ask for USTRC roper rates and mention rate code LUSTRC.

INFO

All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

Overflow rooms available at Aspen Hotel for $99 or the Hampton Inn for $114. Call Comfort Inn for details.

DIRECTIONS: 4317 North 50th St., Ft. Smith, AR 72901. From I-40 take 540 south, take Kelly Hwy. exit west to 50th St. Go right approximately 1 mile. Arena is on the left. PRODUCED BY: Denny & Lynn Flynn CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Denny Flynn at 479/965-6800 or the USTRC office at 254/968-000

2009 P FLEX EARNINGS/ P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #2

Cash Only Open Pick/Draw w/#15 Incentive: Entry fee: $200/roper. Enter 1 time; pick 1, draw 1. Must be at least #6 header or #8 heeler to enter. 5-steer/ Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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UTAH

DALLY FOR DINOSAURS

Western Fair Park Vernal, Utah

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #2

Cash Only Open Pick/Draw w/#15 Incentive: Entry fee: $200/roper. Enter 1 time; pick 1, draw 1. Must be at least #6 header or #8 heeler to enter. 5-steer/ Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

SATURDAY August 1, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY August 2, 9 A.M.

Open Pick/Draw

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

#9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

(with #15 Inc.)

#15 Handicap #13 (with #12 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included Gold Plus will not start before 6 p.m.

PRIZES

P FLEX EARNINGS/

FRIDAY July 31, 10 A.M.

198 / JULY 2009

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12 •

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

6 Trophy Gist Buckles • Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

6 Trophy Martin Breast Collars

• Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

Western Plaza 435/789-9550 Western Lamplighter 435/789-0312 Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com

Cattl Provide e d Jeff Sm By & C-S C ith at Compa tle ny

Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

Jr. Looper

10 Trophy Saddle Pads

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

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

HOTEL

2009

July 31-August 2

DIRECTIONS: 302 East 200 South, Vernal, Utah 84078 Downtown Vernal, 2 blocks south, follow signs to Western Fair Park PRODUCED BY: C & C Productions CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Bill Cornia 435/793-5035 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002


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WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEER CLASSIC

4-T Arena Bridgeport, West Virginia

NEW ON LOCATI

August 8-9 SATURDAY August 8, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY August 9, 9 A.M.

Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 (with #12 Inc.) #12 (with #11 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.) #9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

PRIZES

Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.)

P FLEX EARNINGS/

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

Jr. Looper

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12 •

2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money winner each day (specialty ropings excluded)

18 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners and Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus

10 Trophy Leather Halters • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

4 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers

HOTEL

• Average winners of the #15 & #13

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009

DIRECTIONS: 4-T Arena, Corbin Branch Road, Bridgeport, WV 304/592-0703 PRODUCED BY: JX2 Productions - John Johnson / 4-T Arena - Larry Tucker CATTLE PROVIDED BY: Richie Herman STALLS: 100 stall and RV hook-ups on site. 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: John Johnson at 423/340-0640 or Larry Tucker at 304/641-1681 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #3

Cash Only Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $80/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $80/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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HAWAII

THE ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Z Bar Ranch at Hale Kea Arena Kamuela, Hawaii #15 Warm Up Roping Thursday, August 13

August 14-16

Cash Only Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5):

Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

200 / JULY 2009

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

SHOOTOUTS

ISLAND SPECIAL FORMAT #2

SUNDAY August 16, 9 A.M.

PRIZES

P

USTRC National Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

SATURDAY August 15, 9 A.M. Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #9 Inc.)

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

2009 ISLAND FINALE SPECIAL NFTR QUALIFIER Guaranteed 2009 National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 1st – 3rd place Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 • 1st place Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11 and #10 • 1st – 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money winner each day Can only win 1 saddle, (specialty ropings excluded)

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

12 Trophy Saddle Pads • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the Open

HOTEL

P FLEX EARNINGS/

FRIDAY August 14, 9 A.M.

Kamuela Inn 808/887-6144

INFO

2009

Books open at 2 p.m. • Rope at 3 p.m. 5 steer progressive after 1 • $150/roper • Enter 4 times

DIRECTIONS: 65 1410 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii Arena located right at the 58 mile marker. PRODUCED BY: Zanga Schutte / Z Bar Ranch CATTLE PROVIDED BY: Z Bar Ranch

Waimea Country Lodge 808/885-4100 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

For more information call: Zanga Schutte at 808/960-7772 or the USTRC office at 254/968-0002


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NORTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Missouri Valley Fairgrounds Bismarck, ND

August 15-16 SATURDAY August 15, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY August 16, 9 A.M.

Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 (with #12 Inc.) #12 (with #11 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.) #9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

2009 P FLEX EARNINGS/

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

P

Century Bonus included

HOTEL

PRIZES

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

1 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddle

FORMAT #3

• High Money winner of the weekend (specialty ropings excluded)

Cash Only

22 Trophy Gist Buckles

Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2.

• 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

10 Trophy Halters

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

• Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

#13, #12, #11 #10, #9

Doublewood Inn 1-800-554-7077 Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

Thanks to Our Sponsors Northern Plains Heating & Air Ruds Standard Duane’s Body & Frame Shop Dakota Community Bank

DIRECTIONS: 3715 East Bismarck Expressway. Take Exit 161 off of I-94, south on Bismarck Expressway to Missouri Valley Fairgrounds. Backup Arena: Prairie Skies Indoor Arena, 10 miles north of Mandan on Hwy 1806. PRODUCED BY: Rockin S Productions CATTLE PROVIDED BY: Rockin S Productions 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Dale Sorge at 701/220-7510 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002

(#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $80/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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MISSOURI

CENTRAL STATES SHOWDOWN

National Equestrian Center Lake St. Louis, Missouri

FORMAT #3

Cash Only Open Pick/Draw w/#15 Incentive: Entry fee: $200/roper. Enter 1 time; pick 1, draw 1. Must be at least #6 header or #8 heeler to enter. 5steer/Progressive after 2. #15 Handicap: Entry fee: $80/roper; Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team 2 sec. off; #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13, #12, #11 #10, #9 (#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5): Entry fee: $80/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1 Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under - 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

202 / JULY 2009

SUNDAY August 23, 9 A.M.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 (with #12 Inc.) #12 (with #11 Inc.)

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

All Girl Specialty Roping #11 (with #9 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or

Jr. Looper

Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #9 Inc.)

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12

PRIZES

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

SATURDAY August 22, 9 A.M.

Draw all 3 for $150/roper

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

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

10 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

10 Trophy Leather Halters • Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

6 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

4 Pink Trophy Saddle Pads • Average & Incentive Average winners of the All-Girl

HOTEL

P FLEX EARNINGS/

FRIDAY August 21, 2 P.M.

Holiday Inn Express 636/300-4844 1175 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, MO

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009

August 21-23

DIRECTIONS: 6880 Lake St. Louis Blvd., Lake St. Louis, MO. Take I-44 east to I-270, then NW to I-64 West toward Wentzville. Take I-70 NE to 40/61 exit, east about 1 mile to Lake St. Louis Blvd. exit. Turn left at top of ramp and park is 1.5 miles on left side. PRODUCED BY: Herb Snow CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Herb Snow at 217/452-7551 or 217/473-3236 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002


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OKLAHOMA

CHISHOLM TRAIL CLASSIC

Chisholm Trail Pavilion Enid, Oklahoma

August 28-30

No Marath o Two Ar n— e Will Be nas Used

FRIDAY August 28, 9 A.M.

SATURDAY August 29, 8 A.M.

SUNDAY August 30, 8 A.M.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

All Girl Specialty Roping #11 (with #9 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or

Jr. Looper

Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #9 Inc.)

PRIZES

Saturday, 12 noon Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12 •

Draw all 3 for $150/roper #9 (with #8 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

FORMAT #2

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

Cash Only

4 Pink Trophy Saddle Pads • Average & Incentive Average winners of the All Girl

8 Trophy Gist Buckles

Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2.

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

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

2 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers

#13, #12, #11 #10, #9

• Average winners of the #15

Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

• Incentive Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

HOTEL

P FLEX EARNINGS/

12 Trophy Martin Saddles

10 Trophy Saddle Pads

Day’s Inn • 580/237-6000 Comfort Inn • 580/234-1200 Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009

DIRECTIONS: Chisholm Trail Pavilion is located on the Garfield County Fairgrounds at 111 West Purdue in Enid, Oklahoma PRODUCED BY: Jeff & Cindy Smith CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: Jeff & Cindy Smith at 620/422-3632 or USTRC office at 254/968-0002

(#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5):

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $150/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

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ARIZONA

PINE COUNTRY CLASSIC

Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds Flagstaff, Arizona

2009 P FLEX EARNINGS/ P

USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs awarded in the Average of each division. Roper Outerwear US Open Tour Points awarded in Average of the Open.

September 4-7 FRIDAY • September 4, 9 A.M.

SUNDAY • September 6, 9 A.M.

#15 Warm-Up (with #13 Inc.)

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

Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap

SATURDAY • September 5, 9 A.M.

(#9 & #9 Incentive capped at #5):

Jr. Looper

204 / JULY 2009

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

10 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

10 Trophy Saddle Pads

• Average winners of the Open & #15

Amerisuites • 928/774-8042 2455 S. Beulah Blvd. Rate: $89 + tax, 1-4 ppl. Free hot continental breakfast buffet. Close to event. Must reserve by July 31, 2009

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 All hotels subject to drastic rate increase and release of rooms two weeks prior to event. Make reservations early.

INFO

2009 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

Sunday, 12 noon • Buckles to winners 5 & under, 6 - 7, 8 - 9 & 10 - 12

4 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers

For complete format information refer to the 2009 USTRC Formats at the back of SuperLooper or the USTRC Rule Book. This is an ON-SITE ENTRY event. GOLD PLUS MEMBERS MAY PRE-ENTER. All other entries will be taken at the event. Books will open a minimum of two hours before the start of each roping, and will close one hour before the start of each roping. Rotations after 150 teams.

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

HOTEL

#8 Pick/Draw, capped at a #4: Enter one time only. Pick 1, draw 1, or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off, #6 & under 3 sec. off. Entry fee: $100/roper. No Incentive. Top 30 teams to the short round. National Shoot-Outs guaranteed to top 5 places in Average.

for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 A.M.

Century Bonus included

Entry fee: $100/roper. Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Entry fee: $100/roper; Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive or Non-Incentive. 4-steer/Progressive after 1.

#9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

PRIZES

#13, #12, #11 #10, #9

MONDAY • September 7, 9 A.M.

#13 (with #12 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.)

Cash Only

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

ay Labor D d Weeken

Enter 3 times, $60/roper

FORMAT #2 Open with #15 Incentive: Entry fee: $150/roper. Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive or NonIncentive. 5-steer/Progressive after 2.

A in Laughl m a e T Series g Ropin Event

Current Coggins and Health Certificate May Be Required at Arizona Border.

DIRECTIONS: Three miles south of I-40 on I-17, exit 337. PRODUCED BY: USTRC CATTLE PROVIDED BY: 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, Shawn Vargas.

For more information call: USTRC office at 254/968-0002


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2009 Formats Format 1 Open: The Open is an optional roping for the producer and the prize line in the Open is optional. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round.

Option 1 • $150 per roper • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries) • 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head • # 15 Incentive • Progressive after 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Outs • Must qualify to Short Round to receive points

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) • $250 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 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Outs

#15 Handicap • Entry fee $150 per roper • Enter 2 times • 5-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd in Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • #14 team will receive a 2-second handicap • #13 and under team will receive a 4-second handicap

Gold Plus #12 • 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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs • 1st-3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs

#13, #12, #11 and #10 • $150 per roper • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries)

• 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #12 Incentive in the #13; #11 Incentive in the #12; #10 Incentive in the #11 • #9 Incentive in the #10 (Incentive is capped at a #5) • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average of the #13, #12, #11 and #10 – Regional Shoot-Outs • #10 Only – Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#9 • $150 per roper • #5 cap – No roper over a #5 will be allowed to rope • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #8 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average – National Shoot-Outs • Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw For Novice Ropers Only • No roper with a classification number above #4 will be allowed to enter this roping • Top 30 qualified teams to short round • No team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2-seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the second round

Option 1 • $150 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 • $100 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

Format 2 Open: The Open is an optional roping for the producer and the prize line in the Open is optional. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round.

Option 1 • $150 per roper • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries) • 5-head average with the Incentive determined

on 4-head • #15 Incentive • Progressive after 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Out • Must qualify to Short Round to receive points

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 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Outs

#15 Handicap • Entry fee $100 per roper • Enter 3 times • 5-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd in Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • #14 team will receive a 2-second handicap • #13 and under team will receive a 4-second handicap

Gold Plus #12 • Gold Plus Members 21 and older • Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (maximum of 3 entries) • $100 per roper • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #10 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st-3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs • 1st-3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs

#13, #12, #11 and #10 • $100 per roper • Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (maximum of 3 entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #12 Incentive in the #13; #11 Incentive in the #12; #10 Incentive in the #11 • #9 Incentive in the #10 (Incentive is capped at a #5) • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average of the #13, #12, #11 and

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#10 – Regional Shoot-Outs • #10 Only – Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#9 • $100 per roper • #5 cap – No roper over a #5 will be allowed to rope • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #8 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average – National Shoot-Outs • Top 30 qualified teams to short round

• 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 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Outs

#15 Handicap

• No roper with a classification number above #4 will be allowed to enter this roping • Top 30 qualified teams to short round • No team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2-seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the second round

• Entry fee $80 per roper • Enter 3 times • 5-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd in Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • #14 team will receive a 2-second handicap • #13 and under team will receive a 4-second handicap

Option 1

Gold Plus #12

• $150 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

• Gold Plus Members 21 and older • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • $100 per roper • 4-head average with the Incentive determind on 3-head • #10 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st-3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs • 1st-3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs

#8 Pick/Draw For Novice Ropers Only

Option 2 • $100 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

Format 3 Open: The Open is an optional roping for the producer and the prize line in the Open is optional. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round.

Option 1 • $150 per roper • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries) • 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head • #15 Incentive • Progressive after 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Out • Must qualify to Short Round to receive points

Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) • $200 per roper • Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn

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#13, #12, #11 and #10 • $80 per roper • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determind on 3-head • #12 Incentive in the #13; #11 Incentive in the #12; #10 Incentive in the #11 • #9 Incentive in the #10 (Incentive is capped at a #5) • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average of the #13, #12, #11 and #10 – Regional Shoot-Outs • #10 Only – Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#9 • $80 per roper • #5 cap – No roper over a #5 will be allowed to rope • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (maximum of 3 entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #8 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs

• 1st in Incentive Average – National Shoot-Outs • Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw For Novice Ropers Only • No roper with a classification number above #4 will be allowed to enter this roping • Top 30 qualified teams to short round • No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the second round

Option 1 • $150 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 • $100 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

Format 4 Open: The Open is an optional roping for the producer and the prize line in the Open is optional. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round.

Option 1 • $150 per roper • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries) • 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head • # 15 Incentive • Progressive after 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Out • Must qualify to Short Round to receive points

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 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Outs


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#15 Handicap • Entry fee $60 per roper • Enter 3 times • 5-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd in Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • #14 team will receive a 2-second handicap • #13 and under team will receive a 4-second handicap

Gold Plus #12 • Gold Plus Members 21 and older • Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • $100 per roper • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #10 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st-3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs • 1st-3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs

#13, #12, #11 and #10 • $60 per roper • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #12 Incentive in the #13; #11 Incentive in the #12; #10 Incentive in the #11 • #9 Incentive in the #10 (Incentive is capped at a #5) • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average of the #13, #12, #11 and #10 – Regional Shoot-Outs • #10 Only – Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#9 • $60 per roper • #5 cap – No roper over a #5 will be allowed to rope • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #8 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average – National Shoot-Outs • Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw For Novice Ropers Only

• Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 • $100 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

Format 5 Open: The Open is an optional roping for the producer and the prize line in the Open is optional. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round.

Option 1 • $150 per roper • Enter 2 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (maximum of 2 entries) • 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head • # 15 Incentive • Progressive after 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Out • Must qualify to Short Round to receive points

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 2 • US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average • 1st in the Incentive Average will receive Regional Shoot-Outs

#15 Handicap

• No roper with a classification number above #4 will be allowed to enter this roping • Top 30 qualified teams to short round • No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the second round

• Entry fee $60 per roper • Enter 4 times • 5-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd in Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • #14 team will receive a 2-second handicap • #13 and under team will receive a 4-second handicap

Option 1

Gold Plus #12

• $150 per roper • 3-head average

• Gold Plus Members 21 and older • Enter 3 times, any combination of Incentive

and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) • $100 per roper • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #10 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st-3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs • 1st-3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs

#13, #12, #11 and #10 • $60 per roper • Enter 4 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 4 Entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #12 Incentive in the #13; #11 Incentive in the #12; #10 Incentive in the #11 • #9 Incentive in the #10 (Incentive is capped at a #5) • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average of the #13, #12, #11 and #10 – Regional Shoot-Outs • #10 Only – Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#9 • $60 per roper • #5 cap – No roper over a #5 will be allowed to rope • Enter 4 times, any combination of Incentive and/ or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 4 Entries) • 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head • #8 Incentive • Progressive after 1 • 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs • 2nd-3rd Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs • 1st in Incentive Average – National Shoot-Outs • Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw For Novice Ropers Only • No roper with a classification number above #4 will be allowed to enter this roping • Top 30 qualified teams to short round • No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the second round

Option 1 • $150 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 • $100 per roper • 3-head average • Progressive after 1 • 1st-5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs • Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

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US OPEN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Season Dates: Begins September 6, 2008 and ends September 9, 2009. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. For the 2009 season there will be two ways to qualify for the US Open Championships. 1. Top 60 headers and top 60 heelers automatically qualify. Points will be

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

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

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

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attendance starts September 6, 2008 and ends September 9, 2009.

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SuperLooper Photo of the Year Contest Each month, we’ll pick one photo for the magazine’s cover and the winning photographer will be awarded a $200 cash prize. At the end of the year, a $2,000 grand prize will be awarded to the photo chosen SuperLooper Photo of the Year. Readers can help select the grand-prize winner by voting for their favorite photo on the USTRC website at the end of the year. The photo contest is open to everyone, with the exclusion of Equibrand employees and their families. Photos need not be limited to team roping runs; however, we do want to stay with the “Western way of life” theme. No more than two (2) photos can be submitted per month and the submitted photos must be related to team roping, rodeo or the Western lifestyle. Entries must be high-resolution digital photos, preferably vertical orientation to better fit the cover of the magazine (8" x 10" – 300 dpi or at least 3 mega-pixels). By submitting the photo(s), the photographer releases the photo rights to Western Sports Publishing. All photos must be submitted to the Western Sports office by the eighth of the month prior to issue date. (example: for February 2008 issue, deadline is January 8, 2008.)

Rebecca Guidry of Louisiana was the winner of this month’s cover photo. She captured this great shot of her friend Artie Guidroz and named the photo, “Perfect Practice.” Guidry will win $200 for the July cover contest and her photo will also be entered in the SuperLooper Photo of the Year contest $2,000 grand prize at the end of the year. There have been hundreds of photos sent in since the beginning of the year and we want to say thanks for taking the time out to send us your favorite shots. We encourage you to keep them coming throughout the year for your chance to win. We want to also remind you that you can send in up to two photos per month for the contest. In addition, each photo submitted will remain in the contest until the end of the year if not chosen as one of the monthly winners of the contest.

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USTRC JR. LOOPER 1 Nebraska Championships EVENT LOCATOR 3 Oklahoma Championships 5 Dally For Dinosaurs 2 Pacific Coast Classic 7 West Arkansas Classic 8 Eastern Regional Finals 6 Colorado Championships 4 The Blackhawk Championships 208 / JULY 2009

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

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

Jr. Looper WORD Answers SCRAMBLE

US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

Regional Finals

Photos can be emailed to feedback@wspubs.com. For more info on the SuperLooper Photo of the Year contest, please call 505/899-1870 x 107.

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A A Cut Above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .141 Arena Dragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Ayres Rope Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 B B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .41 Dick Bailey Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Bean Tool & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Brother-In-Law Productions . . . .186-187 Colt Bruegman Ropings . . . . . . . . . . .161 Businessman Team Roping . . . . . . . . .166 C Capri Rodeo Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Cates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Champ Maker 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Chase'n Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . .98, 133, 212 Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101, 153 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .127 Cowboy Collection Productions . .176, 177 Cowboy Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Cowboy Pipe & Tube Company . . . . . .156 Chris Cox Horsemanship . . . . . . . . . . .123 D D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Dallyup Manufacturing, LLC . . . . . . . .113 Diamond T Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 E Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45, 89, 147 Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 John Ewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Exiss Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 F 4-M Welding, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Fastback Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Fast Lane Rodeo Equipment . . . . . . . .155 Fear Not Roping Productions . . . . . . .159

First Equine Professionals . . . . . . . . . .150 Fisher Rodeo Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .154 Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 G Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Dub Grant Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . .25, 27 Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping . . . . . .181 H Hatco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Herring Saddle Company . . . . . . . . . .109 High Stakes Roping . . . . . . . . . .174-175 Lisa Hollman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Horse Craft Products . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 John Hudson Rope Horses . . . . . . . . . .154 Hy O Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 I Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Invitational Team Roping Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 J J X 2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .163, 188 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 K K I D Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 L L C I Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . .146 L & H Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . .146 Lil Blue Heeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 M M & R Roping Productions . . . . .157, 165 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Master Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Mathews Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . .169, 171, 185, 189 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Metro Gate & Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Clint Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . .156

N National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . .19, 144 O Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .157 On Fire Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 P Priefert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . . .47 R Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 143 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .119 Revolution Rope Company . . . . . . . . . . .5 Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3 Rodeo Video, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Rope-O-Matic Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . .85 Rope The Rockies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Rope The Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .154 Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .155 Running P Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 S Scott Ironworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Shelley Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Silver Lining Herbal Equine Supplements . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Straight Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . .162 T $2.24 Million Dollar Bailout Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 T-N Roping Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Taylor Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Texas Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . .156 Texas Stampede Headquarters . . . . . .183 The Corrector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Titan Trailer Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . .83

Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Trucks West of New Mexico . . . . . . . . .130 Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 U Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 USTRC Entry Forms: Regionals Preliminary . . . . . . . . . . . .61-62 Regionals Shoot-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-64 USTRC Events: Blackhawk Championships . . . . . . .191 Central States Showdown . . . . . . . .202 Chisholm Trail Classic . . . . . . . . . . .203 Colorado Championships . . . . . . . . .193 Dally for Dinosaurs . . . . . . . . . . . . .198 Gist Gold Buckle Classic . . . . . . . . .194 Montana Championships . . . . . . . . .196 Mountaineer Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .199 Nebraska Championships . . . . . . . .192 North Dakota Championships . . . . .201 Pacific Coast Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .195 Pine Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .204 The Island Championships . . . . . . . .200 West Arkansas Classic . . . . . . . . . . .197 USTRC Formats-2009 . . . . . . . . . . . .205-208 USTRC Membership Application . . . . . .48-49 USTRC National Finals: Cinch USTRC NFTR . . . . . . . . . . .66-67 USTRC Regional Finals: High Plains Regionals . . . . . . . . .56-57 LoneStar Regionals . . . . . . . . . . .50-51 Northwest Regional Finals . . . . . .54-55 Southeast Regional Finals . . . . . .58-59 Southwest Regional Finals . . . . . .52-53 USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .155 W Walt Woodard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Tee Woolman Productions . . . . . . . . . .167 X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Z ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Zamora Roping Productions . . . . . . . .182 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 209


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