The Lone Star Arena will be host to the American Junior Rodeo Association competition on Nov. 7-8. There is a lot of local interest in the beginning of the 2010 season locally because of the large number of young cowboys and cowgirls from this area. Watching them advance from stick horse to bucking bulls is awesome. This part of the world is famous for producing the best tie-down and team-ropers in the world and they get a great start in AJRA.

Jackie Hobbs of Abilene will be in Tulsa, OK Nov. 10-14 to defend her Women’s ProRodeo Association All-Around Cowgirl and World Championship Tie-Down Roping titles. Currently she is in a tight race with Jolee Lauteret of Kingman, AZ in the tie-down and leads Oklahoma Jackie Jo Adams by less than $600. Hobbs is ranked third in breakaway roping. More than 600 women are expected to compete in Tulsa for the championships.

Entries from this area include Kelly Allen, Cheyenne Wimberly, Tibba Smith, Martha Wright, Kassie Mowery and Kelly Bruner.

For 2010 official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70;team roping, 70; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 100; barrel racing, 70; and bull riding, 125.

This early in the 2010 season some new names take an early lead. In Team Roping heading, Steve Brandt, Stephenville is ranked 2nd. Kyle Crick, Lipan is 3rd in Team Roping heeling.