What kind of challenges did you face during the year?
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.