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October 15, 2011

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NMRA New Mexico Rodeo Association www.nmrodeo.org Board of Directors www.nmrodeo.org 143 Maestas Rd., Belen, NM 87002 John Adams/575-779-3105 jadams@bsrtaos.com Todd Burns/505-250-1282 tburns@spx.k12.nm.us Vice President Janice Aragon/505-366-4929 nmraoffice@nmrodeo.org State Secretary Central Entry Secretary Donna Tolbert/505-864-9426 nmraentry@nmrodeo.org Judges Coordinator Stoney Neufang/520-241-0414 Bull Riding Travis Briscoe/505-504-6900 Bareback Riding Scott McCloud/505-864-6701 jarheadtop0369@live.com Jeb Joney/406-207-2922 jebcloney@yahoo.com Saddle Bronc Bellamie Mason/575-486-2080 rockingdm@yahoo.com Breakaway Jessie Briscoe/505-504-6900 jessiebriscoe@gmail.com Barrel Racing Carrie Richardson/575-937-0851 fastcowgirl@hotmail.com Inc. Barrel Christian Sanchez/505-801-6854 Christian.sanchezgm@yahoo.com Calf Roping Inc. Team Roping Jim Knopp/505-514-8752 Brian Sullivan/575-644-9243 dbriansullivan@msn.com Team Roping Inc. Calf Roping Dave Aragon 505-366-4931 Lance Tolbert/505-489-2143 tolbertclan@q.com dgaragon@hotmail.com Steer Wrestling NMRA member, Taryn Krantz, at Lincoln, Calif., 2010. Meet the Member Taryn Krantz by Magie Downare-Nevius NMRA 2011 Finals, held in Albuquerque, NM., Oct. 14-15, sitting second in the breakaway roping event. She also competed throughout the year in the team roping and barrel racing events, but was unable to qualify for the finals this year. "I'm very competitive. I like to compete and rodeo is something you have to work at," she said. The 25-year-old cowgirl grew up in the north A central valley of California in the town of Lodi, with her younger sister, Erica, who also competed throughout the year as a non-member in the NMRA in the team roping and breakaway. The two learned to ride and rope at a very young age from their parents Jerry and Lynette, who are both team ropers. "My parents have always been my biggest support system," said Taryn. She started running barrels at the age of 6, but turned her true passion to roping at the age of 11 when she began roping competitively. "My family has always roped and it was just something I grew in to," Taryn said of her past. Taryn became a contender in the NMRA three years ago, when she moved from Lodi to Chromo, Colo. "I really like the #12 team roping the NMRA has to offer, it gives me a chance to compete. I also 72 Rodeo News October 15, 2011 ll around cowgirl, Taryn Krantz, is one of the fastest ropers in the New Mexico Rodeo Association. She will be heading into the like the incentive programs, which gives a girl a chance to start a young horse right instead of having it compete in the open. These things really make the drive to each rodeo worth it," "I like to compete and rodeo is something you have to work at." she says of the association. For the past nine years, she has helped coordinate the Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic, but says she has at least one more year with it, due to the fact the prestigious event was sold to Ullman Livestock. She now has plans on moving back to California, where she will take over as head coach of the women's rodeo team and teach a rodeo skills and production class at Lassen Community College in Susanville. "I will now travel back and forth to each home," she said. But in her free time, Taryn likes to start colts for selling purposes and practice roping. "It's not a bad thing. Roping is actually a family thing. We rope every afternoon together," she said. "Rodeo gives the chance for the whole family to be together and do something together." Taryn says that the great thing about competing in rodeo is the traveling and the commodity of people. "Learn from your mistakes and look at the positive, are a few things I've learned and live by," she said of her traveling. President Photos cour tesy of the f amil y

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