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Whataburger's Whatakid: Zoey Wiatrek of Region VIII.

Meet January’s Whatakid is Zoey Wiatrek, who hails from Region VIII. An All Around Cowgirl, she competes in breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping. She is a twotime state qualifier and hopes to end her high school rodeo career by again making a trip to the state finals. She is also the reigning champion breakaway roper for Region VIII. When Zoey is not busy at a rodeo, practicing for a rodeo, or taking care of her horses, she is involved in various other activities, which makes her an all around outside of the arena too. Zoey is currently ranked number 5 out of her Senior class of 270, which puts her at the top 2% of her class. Her current grade point average is 101.5. She is enrolled

Whataburger's Whatakid: Hayley Madison Danley of Region III

Congratulations to Hayley Madison Danley, the Whatakid of the month from Region 3! Hayley is a senior who resides in Graham, Texas. She competes in the barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping. This is her fourth year of high school rodeo competition, and she has made plans to continue her rodeo career on the collegiate level at Tarleton State University. Until then she is working toward another THSRA state qualification along with a few other things. Before she entered the high school division, Hayley was a competitor in the youth and junior high divisions as well. “I’ve really grown up in this organization, and competing here feels a bit like coming home,”

McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family: the Eddleman Family of Region III

Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the month; the Eddleman’s! Don Ed, Pam and Will own and operate the ElevenSixteen Ranch located in southern Coleman. The bulk of their family business consists of a commercial production cow/calf operation; however, in the recent years they have started breeding show calves as well. At one point they also had a quarter horse operation with ten brood mares. They raised and trained several colts; some of which made appearances in the NFR and National High School Rodeo Finals. The cattle ranch was originally owned by Will’s grandfather, but after his passing in 2005 the Eddleman family took over. Don Ed grew up rodeo-ing; however, he did n

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