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Sta­cie Sorensen Flower Mound, Texas, LV FXUUHQWO\ VHFRQG LQ WKH 8675&·V CINCH Ladies Stand­ings.

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Sta­cie Sore­ne­sen

Num­ber and End

I’m a 5 header. I got bumped up af­ter The Pa­triot.

Big Win

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.

Fa­vorite Rop­ing

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!

Lessons Learned

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.

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