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Cash Fretwell

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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.

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