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Makayla Boisjoli’s USTRC Cinch NFTR Buckle

Cana­dian header Makayla Boisjoli now calls Stephenville, Texas, home sweet home, and her time in the States has been made even sweeter thanks to the USTRC.

Boisjoli picked up $5,450 at the 2016 USTRC Cinch Na­tional Fi­nals of Team Rop­ing, head­ing in the #11 Pre­lim­i­nar­ies for South Dakota heeler Billy My­ers (of My­ers Per­for­mance Horses and French­mans Guy fame). They won sec­ond with a time of 33.76 sec­onds on four head, com­ing from 16th call­back go­ing into the short round.

“This was my first-ever USTRC buck- le,” Boisjoli said. “I’ve gone to a ton of US rop­ings since I moved to Texas, and I’ve al­ways wanted to win one. I was on my good horse, Sneak, who I sold not long ago. I rode her at the US Fi­nals twice.”

Boisjoli is cur­rently col­lege rodeo­ing for Tar­leton State, where she ma­jors in ac­count­ing and ex­pects to grad­u­ate in 2019. She heads at the col­lege rodeos for her younger sis­ter, Shelby, and also break­away ropes.

Orig­i­nally from Ch­ester­mere, Al­berta, the Boisjo­lis have spent the win­ter in Ari­zona for much of the last decade, where they roped all sea­son long in Casa Grande, Litch­field Park, Cave Creek, and Wick­en­burg. She roped at Team Rop­ing Canada events while at home north of the bor­der, and she spent her sum­mers high school rodeo­ing and go­ing to all-girl rodeos as much as she could.

Now in Texas, Boisjoli said she used the money from that Cinch Na­tional Fi­nals of Team Rop­ing win to en­ter even more rop­ings.

“I want to keep rop­ing, and I want to keep go­ing to the WPRA events, too,” Boisjoli said.

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