Biography




Events: Barrel Racing
Born: Oct 2, 1958 * Colorado Springs, CO
Joined WPRA: 1972
Career Earnings:  $1 million plus

World Titles: 0
Reserve World Titles: 1
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifications: 4
Tour Finale Qualifications:
DNCFR Qualifications: 4
PRCA/WPRA Circuit Finals Qualifications: 21
Current Residence: Pueblo, CO & Ft. Worth, TX
Education: Sam Houston State University


2009
This has been an amazing year:
*Riding the first colt out of Firewater Fiesta--Go Figure Fiesta, "Popsicle" has been a trying year but rewarding.
*Winning over $50,000 in the 4 yr. old barrel racing futurities,  his plans are not complete.
*My brother, JD will qualify him in the AQHA in the junior heading and healing.
*PRCA rodeos were good to me as well, riding Flyin Hi Firewater and IC Elegance, at limited rodeos, both horses were very competitive and successful. 

2008
*Another clinic in Brazil in January
*Traveling lightly, experiencing young horses to the rodeo world,  starting my Fiesta colt, and completing my new home in Pueblo, CO.
*This kept me busy, also trying to keep up with my nephew and his schedule.
*I sold Firewaters Hope to a extremely talented rider in July to Brooke Catalini.
 
2007
What a year this was:
*My father had a horse accident,  I ran back and forth from Ft. Worth to Dallas for surgery
*Also helped my nephew at his first AQHA Youth World Show
*My mother was fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Went to a small number of 4-D jackpots and rodeos
*Began building my new home in Pueblo
*Ended the year on Flyin Hi Firewater a 4 yr. old futurity horse, in December, with a big pay check and icing on the cake.
 
2006
*Firewaters Hope came into my life; 6 yr. old mare that changed my life
*WPRA standings 23rd:  limited hauling at $33,ooo +
*Brazil Clinic and Vacation
*Mighty Awesome Fella 4 yr. old futurity horse that I raised, now owned by Carol Gipson, opened eyes. He fits his name!!!


2005
*Conducted several clinics
*Limited rodeos
*Two futurity horses
*Nov. 1 Brazil Clinic
*Have several clinics scheduled through out the United States


2003
*Qualified for the National Finals Rodeo
*Finished 12th in the World.
*Conducted several clinics through out the United States.
*Mountain States Circuit Champion Barrel Racer
*Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo,  Pocatello, ID.

2002
*Conducted barrel racing clinics and seminars throughout the United States.
*Mountain States Circuit Qualifier


2001
*Summer Cup Pro Rodeo Champion Barrel Racer, Dallas, TX
*Qualified and competed in the Barrel Racing at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT.
*Qualified for the National Finals Rodeo ranked 1st in the world
*Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer.
*AQHA Horse of the Year, Firewater Fiesta.
*Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo,  Pocatello, ID.

2000
*AQHA Horse of the Year
, Firewater Fiesta.
*Rising Star Award, Firewater Fiesta
*Qualified for the National Finals Rodeo
*WPRA World Standings 4th


1999-2000
*Speedhorse Silver and Gold Cup Derby Champion: Firewater Fiesta.
*Ft. Smith Super Derby Champion: Firewater Fiesta.

1995
*Barrel Futurities of America Sweepstakes Champion Barrel Racer, Oklahoma City, OK.

1990
*Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo,  Pocatello, ID.
*Qualified for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit Finals 16 Times.

1986
*Began training barrel horses professionally.
*Competed on Pro Tour Rodeo Teams for Dodge, Copenhagen Skoal and Billy Bobs of Texas.

1985
*Competed on Pro Tour Rodeo Teams for Dodge, Copenhagen Skoal and Billy Bobs of Texas
*Suffered a serious head injury.

1984
*National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, OK
*My family, Dick, JD and myself, set a record for being the only father, son and daughter to ever compete at the National Finals rodeo in the same year. My Father and JD competed in the Team Roping.

1983
*Command Performance Rodeo with President Regan and his cabinet

1981
*Graduated from Sam Houston State University with Bachelor of Science and a Minor in Journalism.

1979-1981
*Transferred to Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
*NIRA Regional Champion All-Around Cowgirl
*NIRA Regional Team Champion
*Competing successfully on a professional level.

1977-1978

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University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO, on a Rodeo Scholarship.
*National Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals: Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Team Roping and Barrel Racing.

1977
*I did a commercial with Mr. Pibb in Connecticut at Mac Baldridge's (Secretary of Commerce)

1976
*Graduated from Pueblo County High School
*Runner up for Miss High School Rodeo Queen

1973-1976
*High school gymnast, cheerleader, newspaper writer and Editor of our high school year book

1973
*Colorado State High School Champion Barrel Racer
*National High School Rodeo Res. Champion Barrel Racer Ogden,  UT
*Competed successfully in Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing and Pole Bending
*Qualifying for the National High School Rodeo Finals 4 consecutive years.

1971
*Little Britches Rodeo Competition

1968
*Began 4-H w/ horses and continued to compete in horse oriented events

1966
*My first American Quarter Horse show-1st place riding Skips Imp.  Competed in Horsemanship, Barrel Race, Pole Bending, gymkhana events and jackpots.

1964
*JR Princess Rodeo Queen-La Junta, CO

1963
*1st Check won in my career .96 cents

10-03-58
*My first horse back ride
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