Stacie Sorensen Flower Mound, Texas, LV FXUUHQWO\ VHFRQG LQ WKH 8675&·V CINCH Ladies Standings.
Number and End
I’m a 5 header. I got bumped up after The Patriot.
My back was hurt, so I really couldn’t rope before The Patriot for about two months. I just put my horses on a walker and I roped the dummy and just tried to prepare my mental game. Then, I went to get on the horse that I rode all day for the #11 before the short round and he was lame, so I had to hurry up and move everything over to my other horse and I really didn’t have time to think about anything. I like to hit the corner and go, so Bobby Simmons and I just made a great run.
Win Some, Lose Some
I roped with Bobby Simmons and -oe Ross -ameson for the #11. Both are excellent ropers. I know if I can turn ’em, they’re going to rope ’em. If I don’t win money with them, it’s my fault. I was high call back with -oe Ross and waved it off. I was also entered in the #10 with Lloyd South and we had a call back and he missed. Then I roped the next day, and Travis Edwards and I were high call in the #9 and he missed. So there was about $100,000 left there I wish I could have brought home.
I would have to say it’s The Patriot now!
Becoming a Roper
I grew up in Utah running barrels and pole bending, and I won the state in the goat tying and the breakaway roping. At the University of Nevada-Las Vegas my senior year, I won the 1999 collegiate finals in breakaway roping, and I would team rope here and there. Then, I loaded up four horses and a dog to visit a friend here in Texas and I just stayed! My biggest opportunity I have to rope now is that I live at Bill Casner’s Rafter C Ranch and he has an indoor barn and steers. Between he and my boyfriend, they keep my horses in shape, they feed them, and if I want to rope, they run the steers in, and it makes it easy.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
My mom and I are the only mother-daughter combo to win a breakaway championship at the College finals. It has happened in all the other events several times, but we maintain that accomplishment still today in the breakaway roping.
Outside the Arena
I am the store director of an H-E-B, so I am one of the people who runs the grocery store. It’s a ridiculous commute. It’s only about 70 miles each way, but it’s downtown 'allas. I have been with them for six years, and I was a physical education teacher before that for 13 years.
Looping in the Ladies
The men usually get the recognition, but there are so many girls out there that rope awesome, you know. They are just excellent, and I hope they’ll rope with me!
My dad passed away shortly after I won the finals. I realized then how hard he worked to keep me on good horses and in good rigs, and that all the practice cattle would pay for itself with a college degree. My family always had me mounted on great horses to help me get to where I am today roping.