What kind of chal­lenges did you face dur­ing the year?

Spin to Win Rodeo - - Ropers -

Hope and I both ended up break­ing some­thing about the mid­dle of the year right be­fore Reno. It was the first open rop­ing that I en­tered here in Arkansas, and the first steer of the day at the first jack­pot af­ter they moved my num­ber up. We were heel­ing fresh steers and I guess I dropped a coil out of my left hand. I hadn’t even started to dally yet, but it caught around my right thumb and I thought it pulled it off. It didn’t, but they ended up hav­ing to put screws in it, so it was bad enough.

Then, maybe three weeks af­ter I did that, Hope was get­ting off in the calf rop­ing at the Fu­ture Stars Rop­ing in Guthrie, and she broke her leg—like shat­tered it. She didn’t get to go to Reno and I roped at Reno in a cast. We’ve re­ally stuck to­gether on that part­ner deal. Went ahead and broke stuff to­gether and ev­ery­thing.

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