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  Congratulations to Hunter Herrin. He is the new 2016 American tie down champion. Winner of $100,000 using Willard Black Tail Strings. Hunter has been on roll over the last few weeks, he is also the 2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo tie down champion. He set a new arena record of 6.6! Way to go Hunter! Congratulations to Tyson Durfey who placed 2nd at the 2016 American using Willard Black Tail Strings. Tyson was the tie down champion of the first American in 2014. Also, congratulations to Braxton Laughlin for making it to the 2016 American in the tie down calf roping using Willard Black tail strings. Congratulations to Shance Hanchey for winning the first Elite Rodeo Athletes World Champion Calf Roper title for 2016!
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Logan Harkey  - Canyon,TX 
A delightful young man who's setting the circuits on fire right now!
We expect really big things from Logan and are proud to have him representing us.


Austin Elliot - Arp, TX
Has been roping since he was 10, using Willard ropes exclusively for the last 5 or 6.
He presently attends over 100 rodeos a year. Proud to have him on our team.


Makenna Shook - Needville, TX
Winner of 2015 TYRA goat tying.

Chance Rodriquez - Parrish, FL
Will be performing in the upcoming movie "Wild Horses"
starring Robert Duvall. Chance is shown here with two famous retired Texas Rangers
Joaquin Jackson and Hank Whitman who will also be in the movie.

John Boyd III - Kayenta, AZ
The reigning Indian National Finals Rodeo

World Champion Header. Congratulations John!

Trevor Scott - Filer, ID
The 2013 Idaho State Jr. High Division All-around cowboy,
winning both the calf roping and team roping (heeler) events.


Rebecca Neuhaus-Kropik (Huntsville, TX) 
With her step-son Jake Kropik at the US Finals

Grayson (Buba) Allred-Kanarraville,UT

Derek Winter - Haslet, TX 
Won 2nd place in the Texas High School Finals & 2 at Future Stars

Zack Jongbloed - Iowa, LA
Placed several times at Joe Beavers calf roping
and was 2014 Rookie of the Year of Lousiana Rodeo Cowboy Assn. (LRCA)

Zack is pictured here with Roy Cooper receiving his saddle and buckle for the 19 and Under Boys Tie Down Championship at the Vegas Invitational.


Lauren Bane - Caldwell, TX
Has been competing in rodeos since she was 4 years old.
By the time she was 17, she had already won 65 saddles and over 250 buckles. Lauren
is currently attending college in Stephenville, TX

Jordan Ann Thurston-Miller - Gillete, WY
Not only a top competitor but also puts on several
clinics throughout the year teaching others the rodeo sports.

Candice Barefoot-Dimwiddie, VA
Shown @ Cowboys For A Cause (Won the Average )
Candice is a cancer survivor. See her amazing story here 
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Charlie Barefoot III-Dimwiddie, VA
Currently attending school in Hobbs, NM
Has been accepted into Tarleton State University  for next year.
Has won 8 saddles and over 60 buckles throughout his young career.


 

 


Dakota Felton - Mountain Home, TX

"I remember, the very first day I ever tied a calf, I was 5 years old. From that day 12 years later today
a lot of things have changed but the one thing that hasn't is my Willard strings I use. There's no other
strings in their class an even feel half as good as a Willard string. They are the most consistent every time.
When u pull a new one out of the box it's gonna feel just as good as the old one u wore out. Not only is the
product the best out there but it all started with how great the people that make them are!

Willard ropes an strings are proven winners, several gold buckles have been won with them, an that's why
they are truly the best, they have brought me success an will keep brining me success until hopefully, one
day I win a gold buckle with my Willard string!

Thanks to Willard again so much for all Yall do for me!"

   

 

 

Zachary Wilson- Billingsley, AL
2013 CNFR (College National Finals) Champion tie down roper,
2013 College Ozark Region Champion tie down roper.

Won the 2016 Diamond A Horses Calf Roping for the Carmen Smith Scholarship Fund.(Men's Tiedown)

 


Clay Bonner - Portales, NM
Won the TCRA (Texas Cowboys Rodeo Association) year end calf roping champion in 2014.
Won the Southwest region college rodeo in Portales, NM in 2014.
Won the amateur rodeo in Abiquiu, NM 2015.
Won the amateur rodeo in Taos, NM 2016.

Ladd King - Kaysville, UT
2015 NHSFR All-Around Cowboy

Richard Newton - Prairie View, TX

James Berry - Natchez, MS


Blaine Cox - Cameron, TX

Ben McAdow - Littleton, CO
Attending school in Stephenville, Tx at Tarleton State University
   

Bo Pickett - Caldwell, ID
2014 Rising Stars Calf Roping Champion 16-19

Joey Dickens - Loveland, CO
2014 Mountain States Circuit Top 10, Mountain States Circuit Reserve Champion
and All American Pro Series Finals Qualifier

Kyle Dickens - Loveland, CO
2014 Central Rocky Mountain Region Champion, College National Finals Rodeo
Reserve Champion. Mountain States Circuit Finals top 10

Dallin Kemp - Salem, UT
Rocky Mountain Region tie down calf roping champion

Rylan Price - Stigler, OK
Winner of the Tulsa Holiday Winter Circuit and the Tulsa Holiday Summer Circuit


Jackson Massey - Sulphur Springs, TX

Abbie Hampton - Coalinga, CA


Corey Miller (left) & Calder Lightfoot -Moody, TX

 
JR Dees - Aurora, SD
2013 Little Britches Heeling Champion, 2014 Little Britches Reserve Champion Heeler.
Won
USTRC Finals #15 Shootout ($50.000.00) and the #15 Pre Lim ($7500.00) in Nov. 2016

Seth Peterson - Minot, ND
Winner of 2015 North Dakota High School Rodeo Assn. State Finals
In both calf roping and heading!


 

Jace Gilbert- Sulphur, LA
Jace won the 31st Annual World Champion 19 and Under Tiedown World Champion title in July 2015. (Pictured here with Roy Cooper)


 

 

Colton Kofoed - Evanston, Wyoming
2015 NHSFR Champion Calf Roper

Eric Randle


 

Eric Randle-Moody,TX

Eric just won the richest team roping in history! The Ariat #10 World Series of Team Roping Finale. As header, Eric picked up his half of $350,000. This was Eric's second consecutive #10 Finale win!

Danny Costa

Danny Costa

Danny Costa


 

Danny Costa- Famous stuntman and four time World Champion National Senior Pro Rodeo Association winner.

Danny has appeared in over 300 movies including such classics as "Dances With Wolves", "Lost World"(Jurassic Park), "Armageddon", any many more. He has been inducted to the Stuntmens Hall of Fame and his famous stunt horse Twister is in the Hollywood Stunt Horse Hall of Fame.

How did you get involved in rodeo? "I'm a retired stuntman. I worked more than 300 films and had one of the best falling horses in the movies. I worked on a lot of big deals. I got to fall my horse through windows, off the sides of mountains, in the rivers and all kinds of places - it was pretty exciting. I got to go all around the world and ride. I enjoyed doing the buffalo hunt on "Dances With Wolves". I had to take an early retirement when I got dropped during a chase scene in "Mask of Zorro". That fall broke three teeth and took 180 stiches to fix.  You play with gas, you're going to get burned. I used to go rope at Clay O'brien Cooper's stepdad's, Gene O'brien, in Silmar, Calif. In fact, Gene was the boss wrangler on the "Cowboys" I want to thank my dad, Frank, and my two sons for all their support and for being there for me all the time. I also want to thank H. P. Evetts and James Caan for getting me my screen actors guild and Rudi Ugland for helping me make my stunt horse, Twister. Thanks to Willard Ropes for sponsoring me! I thank God for blessing me and being with me all the time."

Tyson Durfey

 

Congratulations to Tyson Durfey for winning $100,000 using our Blacktail piggin strings in the tie-down roping in RFD-TV's "The American" 2 Million dollar rodeo!
Shane Hanchey

 

A very special congratulation to Shane Hanchey for winning The 2015 NFR World Champion Calf Roper Title and setting two world records in the process. Shane ended up with a total 10 day earnings of $134,765 beating Cody Ohl's mark of $132,652 set in 2006. He also had a total of 80.10 seconds for ten head breaking Fred Whitfield's 1997 record of 84 seconds. Way to go, Shane!

Betsy Roemer
Betsy Roemer -Jonesboro, AR 
"I won another all-around title at the Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association and am working so hard toward my goal of qualifying for Nationals this summer for Junior High Rodeo.  I also plan to compete in the Arkansas Cowboys Association again this year with a goal of qualifying for Finals for the 4th year in a row."
Ryder King Ryder King

 

Ryder King-Bent, NM
2006 Wild West grant all around cowboy
2003 lcrc champion goat tying
2011 nmjra year end steer stoping champion
2012 and 2011 nmjra all around champion
2006 lcrc all around saddle champion
2010 lcrc all around saddle champion
2015 Sierra county tied down calf roper champion
2015 Sierra county heeling champion
2014
New Mexico junior high team roping champion
2014 NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH RODEO RIBBON ROPING CHAMPION
2014 all around Dona Ana 4h rodeo champion
2014 national final short round winner and fastest time
2014 nmjunior high fastest time in short round
2014 national junior rodeo finals top 4 in the ribbon roping and team roping in the round

Josie Conner


 

Josie Conner-Iowa, LA2014 Champion 19 & Under Breakaway-E4 Roping
  • 2015 Champion 12 & Under Boys & Girls Breakaway-Barry Burk
    • 2015 Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Assn: Final Qualifier
      • 2015 Reserve Champion-13 & Under Breakaway-Tall City New Years
        • 2015 Joe Beavers Finals Qualifier 12 & Under Boys & Girls Breakaway
          • 2015 Joe Beaver Finals Qualifier 13-15 Girls Breakaway
Zack Toberer
Zack Toberer-Mt. Ulla, NC

 

2015 All Around Champion NCHS (North Carolina High School)

Allen Morse

Allen Morse-Dawson Springs, KY
2014
Kentucky HS rodeo assn: calf roping champion and rookie of year.
2015
Kentucky HS rodeo champion reining cow horse , reserve champion calf roper
and steer wrestler and reserve all around.
2016
Kentucky HS rodeo currently winning the calf roping , team roping ,
steer wrestling and all around.
2016 mid west rodeo assn: currently winning the calf roping, steer wrestling
and team roping and the all around and the rookie.
2016
Tennessee Little Britches currently winning the calf roping and
steer wrestling and all around and rookie.
Currently sitting: 3rd in the world little britches calf roping standings and
Top 10 heeler and 15th steer wrestling and top 5 in all around.
North American Reserve Champion in open calf roping and reserve in
youth calf roping and reserve in youth heeling

2016 - The National Little Britches Rookie of the year , 3rd in the world in Steer Wrestling and 8th in the world Calf Roping
Attended the NFR in Las Vegas to receive his buckle at the awards ceremony.
2016 – Illinois Tri-State Champion Calf Roper
2016 – Won the Senior All Around title in Conway, AR
2016 - High School State Champion Tie Down Roper
2016 – High School State Reserve Champion Team Roper
2016 – All Around Cowboy Reserve Champion
2016 – All Around Title and saddle for MYRA (Midwest Youth Rodeo Assoc) in Cloverdale, IN
2016 – High Point Saddle in Cloverdale, IN
Greatest accomplishment of 2016 was securing the number 1 spot to compete in the first Jr. Ironman competition held in conjunction with the Timed Events Challenge in Guthrie, Ok.

Ethan Hill

Ethan Hill-South Coffeyville, OK
Placed 3rd in 2011 at the First Brody Beaver Shootout
3 qualifications to ACRA Final in Tulsa (2012,2013 &2014)
Winner of the first go round in 2014
2015 PRCA card holder 

J.C. King


J.C. King-from Stilwell, OK
Ram Prairie Circuit Finals 2013
All American Pro Rodeo Finals 2013
IFR 45 2014  (IPRA)
7 x ACRA Finals
CRRA Calf Roping Champion 2012

Sarah Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert-Newnan, GA
   

Tyler Boxleitner


 

Tyler Boxleitner-Loveland, CO

Mac Fairey


Mac Fairey-Moody, TX
Won the NTR at the Wildfire Arena

Kaylee Smith

Kaylee Smith-Jay Em, WY
Kaylee and her family own & operate Rawhide
Valley Quarter Horses. Kaylee also puts on Speedy Goatz
clinics at various locations teaching beginning through
advanced goat tying techniques. She is currently
attending Vernon College.

Ty Iselt
Ty Iselt-Lincoln, TX
Macon Murphy

Macon Murphy-Keatchie, LA
2014 reserve state champion header
2015 ultimate clad roping series champion

Tyler Prcin
Tyler Prcin-Decatur, TX
Finished 3rd in rookie standings 2014
Currently in top 20 in the world
Will Powell
Will Powell-Ignatius, MT
 
  • Currently ranked #1 in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in the steer wrestling
  • Currently ranked #4 in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in the all around
  • Currently ranked #4 in the Calf Roping in the Big Sky Region
  • Filled my PRCA permit in Team Roping, Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling
  • Finished the year 22nd in the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit just missing the circuit finals
  • I Won Dillon, MT College rodeo in the steer wrestling

 
Aby Black
Aby Black-Lincoln, CA
 
Logan Cook
Logan Cook-Alto, TX
2015 IFYR Shawnee Round Winner & 3rd in Average
2015 Lindale, TX UPRA Winner (7.93 seconds)
2014 3rd Place at Texas High School Finals (Abilene)

 
Alyssa Hurt
Alyssa Hurt-Milano, TX
TARA All Around Champion
2x State Qualifier
3x MCCC 13-15 All Around Chanpion
ANHA Shoot Out Pole Bending Champion

 
Lindsey Hughes
Lindsey Hughes-Colcord, OK
2015 IPRA World Champion Breakaway Roper
2015 IPRA Breakaway Horse of the Year
Justin Smith
Justin Smith-Leesville, LA
Bryson Sechrist
Bryson Sechrist-Apache, OK
Clay Livengood

Clay Livengood-Cleveland, NC
2014 Perry, GA Breakaway Champion
2014 Jr SRA goat Tying Champion
2014 Jr SRA Goat Tying Average Winner

Kyle Parrish
Kyle Parrish-Dale, TX
Senior year HS:

THSRA Region VII Calf Roping Champion
THSRA Region VII Steer wrestling and team roping state qualifier
Texas State FFA Rodeo Champion Calf Roper
Texas State FFA Rodeo Short Go Qualifier Steer Wrestling
Top 25 in CPRA standings
Short Go Qualifier Joe Beaver Roping
Joshua Walker
Joshua Walker-Dora, NM
Attending college in Synder, TX
Gates Hadley
Gates Hadley-Plain City, UT
2015 Utah High School State Champion Calf Roper
Jesse Hinkle
Jesse Hinkle-Powersville, MO
2014 Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Assn Tie Down Year End Champion
2014
Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Assn Finals Champion
 
Virgil Poffenroth
Virgil Poffenroth-Alberta, Canada
Tanner Hurt
Tanner Hurt-Milano, TX
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Clay Yadon
Clay Yadon-Otterbein, IN
Clay won the 2017 Indiana JR High School Cinch Tie Down
and Team Roping Champion Buckles . He will be competing
at the National Jr High School Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee
in Tie Down, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping and Chute Dogging.
Dylan Schroeder
Dylan Schroeder-Waller, TX
Currently attending Texas A&M under a rodeo scholarship.
Trey McKinsey
Trey McKinsey-Clinton, OK
Currently in the PRCA Top 10 for Rookie of the Year
Rylee Rogers
Rylee Rogers-West Haven, UT
Bill Melaney
Bill Melaney-Caroline, Alberta Canada
2015 Wildrose Finals arena record 7.4
2015 Wildrose Rodeo Association Reserve Tie Down Champion
2016 Central Alberta Finals Winner
2016 Lakeland Finals  Average Winner and Year end Saddle Winner
Sydnee,Ellie, Annie & Josie Christensen

Sydnee, Ellie, Annie & Josie Christensen-Colorado Springs, CO
(Pictured with Shane Hanchey)
These wonderful girls, led by their sister Sydnee, run the
Hope Counts Crisis Fund (
www.nlbrahopecounts.com) 
raising money for youth rodeo contestants in time of need both financially
and emotionally after a crisis.
They compete in breakaway, goat tying, barrel racing, pole bending
and recently started to compete in team roping.
Way to go girls!

Glenn Jackson
Glenn Jackson-Pawnee, OK
6x Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo World Champion
International Professional Rodeo Association Finalist
2009 Reserve World Champion &  IFR Average Winner
2x Rodeo All Star Contestant
5x  American Cowboys Rodeo Association Finalist
PRCA Short Round Apprentice include Cheyenne Frontier Days,
Dodge City Round Up, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo 
Dillon Hahnkamp
Dillon Hahnkamp-Melrose, MT
Rob Marek
Rob Marek-Taylor, TX
Won Walzel Memorial in March 2016
Won Hamilton World Series Teamroping Sept 2016
2nd place Stephenville World Series Teamroping July 2016
NTR championships Salado Texas August 2016
World Series Qualifier San Angelo WST championships
Curtis Todd
Curtis Todd-Cameron, TX
Won the 13 & under breakaway at the Rockdale ( TX) Fair and Rodeo, 2nd year in a row.
W
as the 10-14 ribbon roping champion at the FFA rodeo in Elgin, TX.
Trenton Smith

Trenton Smith-Bigfoot, TX
2013 Region Calf Roping Champion
Won 2015 Joe Beaver 21 & Under Easter Calf Roping
Fastest Time at 2014 Future All Stars Calf Roping
Made the 2015 CPRA Finals
Won the 2015 Wimberly 4th of July Rodeo Calf Roping

Won the Gunner Thames Memorial Rodeo Calf Roping

Cameron Suehs
Cameron Suehs-Caldwell, TX
Winner of the 2016, 12 & under Breakaway, at the Joe Beaver Labor Day Roping
Taylor Santos
Taylor Santos-Creston, CA
Won over $11,000 at the 2016 RNCFR
2016 Resistol Rookie All Around Champion
2016 American Qualifier
2015 Columbia River Circuit Finals Champion
2015 Idaho Cowboys Association Champion
2014 College National Finals Champion

Heather Fultz


 

Heather Fultz-Gravette. AR
2014 Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit Jr. Girls Breakaway Champion
2015 Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit Sr. Girls Breakaway Champion
2016 Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit Sr. Girls Reserve Champion Breakaway Roper
3 x AQHYA Youth World National Qualifier – Youth breakaway Roping
2017 National Little Britches Rodeo Association Nationals Qualifier – Sr. Girls Breakaway

 Cooper Duffin


Cooper Duffin-Pocatello, ID
Three time Junior High National Rodeo Finals Qualifier.
Two time Idaho Junior High State Champion Boy's Goat Tyer
2016 Junior High National Champion Ribbon Roper
2016 Junior High Reserve National Champion Boy's Goat Tyer
2016 Junior High Reserve National Champion Boy's All Around

Colton & Clint Knudsen
Colton & Clint Knudson-Geprgetown, TX
Won #1’s in Jourdanton, Texas O.T.R.A.
3rd in #6 Fire It Up Roping in Athens, Texas.
3rd in #1’s in McGregor, Texas O.T.R.A
2nd  in #.5’s in Jourdanton, Texas O.T.R.A.
High Money Roper at 3/4/17 Jourdanton, Texas O.T.R.A.
Won Children’s Hospital Roping Buckles in San Antonio, Texas @ The Rose Palace.
    (Fast time winner as well)
Won (3) different Clayman Jackpot Ropings in Georgetown, Texas.
Placed in the short rounds in other ropings such as:
#6 U.S.T.R.C. Roping in Salado, Texas (2x)
#6 Fire It Up Roping in Athens, Texas.
#1.5’s in McGregor, Texas O.T.R.A.
Mason Vaculin
Mason Vaculin-Cameron, TX
2015 &2016 Joe Beaver Labor Day Roping 12 and under fastest time in a round
2016 Roy Cooper annual Jr calf Roping – placed 4th in the average
2016 Qualifier for the Roy Cooper Invitational Jr Roping in Las Vegas
Lexie Russell
Lexie Russell-Buchanan Dam, TX
 
  • Roy Cooper Jr. World Championships Champion 2015
  • All Around Cowgirl Texas Junior High Rodeo Association 2014
  • Tall City New Year’s Blowout Champion 16 & under breakaway 2015/2016
  • CTYRA Average Champion Barrel Racer 2015
  • Top 20 pole bending and breakaway at IFYR 2015
  • Rafter E 2X Barrel Racing Champion 2016
Cole Ford
Cole Ford-Sulphur, LA
2016 SSR Tie down Champion
2016 Reserve Champion Sulphur High Rodeo
2015 All Around Cowboy North Central Louisana Rodeo
2015 All Around Champion Point Coupee, LA
Ben Piazza
Ben Piazza-Twin Oaks, OK
2015 Ultimate Calf Roping trailer winner
2015 Ultimate Calf Roping Finals Champion,
2016 Arkansas High School State Champion Calf Roper
2016 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Alumni Rodeo Calf Roping Champion.
Zach Hall
Zach Hall-Lexington, TN
Jared Kempker

 

Jared Kempker-Eugene, MO
2016 PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Champion

Morgan Larkin


 

Morgan Larkin-Morgantown, GA
Winner of WTRA year-end average in Breakaway
Rendon Powledge

Rendon Powledge-Grandview, TX

 

 

 
   

 

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