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Whataburger's Whatakid! Mackenzie Bryce.

Over the years region secretaries have the privilege of watching high school rodeo members as they grow up. They see them in countless “pressure” situations and get to know them outside of the arena as well. Region VIII’s secretary, Celina Fetty, wrote the following article about why they chose their Whatakid, Mackenzie Bryce. Mackenzie is one of those young ladies that goes above and beyond no matter what she is faced with. She is always willing to jump in help anyone no matter what the outcome might be. Mackenzie is the kind of young lady that exemplifies and embodies that of a true role model. She has great leadership skills that have allowed her to be confident yet humble in any environm

McCoy's Farm & Ranch Family: the Eddleman Family

Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month, the Eddleman’s! Dan, Sandra, and Madelyn own and operate the Oar Lock Ranch located in Worden, Montana and DeLeon, Texas, along with their dude ranch, Monster Lake Ranch located in Cody, Wyoming. While running one ranch is enough to keep a family busy, the Eddleman’s manage to successfully juggle three ranch locations spread out across the states at a time. They all three work toward keeping traditional ranching alive with their cow/calf operation, horse breeding program and creating a western experience for all who enter the gates of their dude ranch. The Oar Lock Ranch in Montana has been in the family for nearly four gener

Whataburger's Whatakid: Chet Weitz

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Chet Weitz! The Region 10 native resides in Mason, Texas and is a senior at Mason High School. He heads in the team roping and ropes calves as well. Chet will be finishing up his fourth year of THSRA competition this year. Throughout his time as a member, Chet said THSRA has created a lot of opportunities and friendships he might not have gotten had he not been a member. “THSRA gives opportunities to high school kids, like myself, to further their rodeo career and have a better chance of being able to get to the professional level,” Chet said. He also mentioned the lessons he has learned and the character traits THSRA has helped develop. “Being a

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