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Whataburger's Whatakid: Claye Ann Sullivan

Congratulations to the Region IX Whatakid of the Month, Claye Ann Sullivan. The Anderson-Shiro High School senior resides in Anderson, Texas and has been a Texas High School Rodeo Association member for four years. She competes in the breakaway roping and pole bending. Throughout her involvement in THSRA, Claye said she “has learned how to be responsible, become a better leader, overcome struggles and to accept defeat when you don’t always win.” She has carried the leadership skills she has learned into office, as she served as the Region IX student president her junior year, and is currently serving as the student president this year. Some of her favorite takeaways from the organization inc

McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family: The Lloyd’s

Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch family of the month, the Lloyd’s! Cory and Brandy Lloyd, along with their four kids, Dryden, Wyatt, Mayci and Rainen own and operate the 7 Cross Farm & Ranch located in Juno, Texas. Most farmers and ranchers would agree that what they do is more than just an occupation; it’s a way of living, and the Lloyd’s are no exception. The family business consists of ranching long hair sheep, goats and cattle; breeding, raising and training horses with 15 brood mares and their own studs; and raising kelpie dogs. They also own and operate CL Fence Construction building fence and barns all over Texas and New Mexico. The family said they are constantly bouncin

Whataburger's Whatakid: Laramie Chadwick

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Laramie Chadwick! This eighteen-year-old senior is a force to be reckoned with. In the arena, he competes in tie down, team roping, and reining cow horse. He also recently added trap shooting to his list of events. Of all of his events, tie down is his favorite. Laramie currently rides two different horses. Gomez, his main horse, is a bay horse that Laramie rides for tie down and reining. His team roping horse, Little Wayne, is actually borrowed from a friend of the Chadwick’s, Michael Akins. Michael is also one of Laramie’s tie down coaches who helps him in the arena. Laramie says, “I have been lucky to ride good horses that we have raised, borr

McCoy's Farm & Ranch Family: The Youngs

Congratulations to the Young Family, Region VI’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family! This family is horse back almost every day running their cattle operation out of Rosanky, TX. On a combination of family land and leased pastures they run cattle and usually keep about 15 head of horses (most of which are handy not only as rodeo performance horses, but can be used to work cattle on a daily basis). The Young Family are also called on by several clients in the county to come and work and haul their cattle as well. “We all have a day job, but this is what we love to do,” Amanda Young said. Tab and Amanda have two children who both rodeo in our organization and attend Smithville schools. Nick, age 16

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