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

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. 

*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.
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.
*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!!!

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

*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.

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

*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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

*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.

*Command Performance Rodeo with President Regan and his cabinet

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

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


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

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

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

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

*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.

*Little Britches Rodeo Competition

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

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

*JR Princess Rodeo Queen-La Junta, CO

*1st Check won in my career .96 cents

*My first horse back ride
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