WHO TAUGHT YOU TO ROPE, AN' HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ROPING?
My dad taught me how to rope and I would not be where I am today if not for him. There have also been several individuals who have had an influence on my team roping skills, the one that has been the most influential is Slick Robison. I have been roping since I was 8 years old
WHICH EN' 'O YOU PREFER AN' WHY?
I enjoy heading the most, but I have been working on heeling for some time now.
YOU’VE HA' A LOT OF SUCCESS LATELY—TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WIN AT THE SOUTH TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP AN' YOUR SECON' PLACE AT THE TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS.
I really enjoy roping with my partners now and they make my job easy. I know if I take care of my job they will take care of their job.
HOW 'I' YOU MEET YOUR PARTNERS, KALEB MACIAS AN' ALE-AN'RO GONZALES?
I met Kaleb when I started team roping in South Texas. Alejandro and I met sev- eral years ago when he started coming to our Texas Region 8 Junior High Rodeos.
WHAT 'O YOU LIKE TO 'O OUTSI'E OF TEAM ROPING?
I like to rope; if not team roping, then I calf rope.
WHAT HORSE HAVE YOU WON MOST OF YOUR -UNIOR NFR POINTS ON? WHAT’S HIS/HER NAME, AGE, WHERE 'I' HE COME FROM, AN' WHY 'O YOU RI'E HIM?
My heading horse’s name is Leroy and I have won most of my winnings on him. I got him from our close family friends, Leroy and Sue Rankin, and I have done most of the training on Leroy myself. I take a lot of pride in that.
WHAT ARE YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS IN THE SPORT OF TEAM ROPING?
My long-term goal in team roping would be to make it to the NFR in Vegas.
WHAT’S YOUR GOAL FOR 2018?
To qualify for the National High School Rodeo that is coming this summer in Wyoming.