2021 TEAM TEXAS
6-PEAT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2021-2022 Student Officer Team
QUAY LLOYD - THSRA PRESIDENT
Hello, I am Quay Lloyd, your 2021-2022 THSRA State President. I reside on a ranch south of Maryneal, Texas and attend Highland High School. I am an eighteen year old, senior class vice-president, who takes dual credit classes, competes in football, basketball, track, robotics, and FFA.
This year in THSRA, I will compete in calf roping, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding for Region 10. I am honored to serve as your president and excited to have the opportunity to grow the sport of rodeo, promote the athletes and stock along with celebrating the legacy of rodeo through sponsorships.
Our world needs to see how the young men and women of rodeo are passionate about our sport and strive to display the talents and character that reflect the values our nation desperately needs at this time. I would like to be the first to wish you luck this season and safe travels down the road. I’ll see you at the next one.
GARRETT TALAMANTES - THSRA VICE PRESIDENT
Hi, my name is Garrett Talamantes and I am your 2021-22 THSRA Vice President. I am 15 years old and live in Carrizo Springs, Texas where I attend Carrizo Springs High School. I am a proud member of Region VIII where I compete in both Tie Down and Team Roping.
I am a former President of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association (TJHRA) and two time President of TJHRA Region 8. I was the President of my High School Freshman Class, and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Aside from rodeo, I am also an aspiring singer, songwriter and host of the G1 Rodeo Show YouTube Channel. The goal of my show has always been to focus on the accomplishments of my fellow youth rodeo contestants and bring positive exposure to the sport of youth rodeo by celebrating my peers, both in and out of the arena.
In addition to my acoustic musical gigs, I can often be found performing the National Anthem at Regional High School Rodeos and have had the honor of singing at the Texas High School and Jr. High State Finals, PRCA Rodeos, Roy Cooper, Cody Ohl and Joe Beaver Jr. Calf Roping Championships and numerous other rodeos and civic functions in Southwest Texas. I have also been a Top 30 Finalist in the NFR National Anthem Contest and an All Region Mariachi Vocalist.
Academically, I am a straight A student and a proud member of the Carrizo Springs High School Gifted and Talented program, Wildcat Academic Honor Society, University of Texas Geoforce Academy, High School Mariachi Band, Football and Track Teams.
I am extremely grateful and honored for the opportunity to represent my peers as your Vice President. There are many challenges before us in today’s society. However, as we have proven in the past, when we work together there is nothing we cannot overcome. Here’s to a great 2021-22 rodeo season!
RILEY JAY OTWELL - THSRA SECRETARY
My name is Riley Jay Otwell and I am the 2021-2022 THSRA Student State Secretary and the Region V Student Vice President. I am from a little town, right on the Louisiana/ Texas border called Waskom Texas, and if you blink while driving through it, you will miss it!
I go to Waskom High School where I am a Senior this year. I'm highly active in my FFA chapter, National Honors Society, and a few more school organizations. When I am not at school, you can find me at my barn working my horses or keeping them cleaned up and looking good! I have been a part of TJHRA/THSRA since my sixth grade year.
This organization has brought so many friends that have now become family, and I am forever grateful for that. When there aren't any High School Rodeos going on, you can find me out of the state somewhere! I love to travel and have been to many places. I have been to Canada two times to the Calgary Stampede Team Penning, and the last year that Canada got to have it, we won it! Im super excited to see what THSRA has in store for us this year, and can’t wait for State Finals
VIE VIE BLANCHARD, MISS THSRA
Howdy! My name is Vie Vie Blanchard and I am your current Miss Texas High School Rodeo Queen! My rodeo events include barrel racing and pole bending. I am so honored to serve the Texas High School Rodeo Association and travel across the state to promote this great organization. As Miss THSRA I will visit all 10 regions that make up the THSRA, visit sponsors and thank them for their support, make appearances at other places such as the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and Rodeo Houston, and so much more! I am most looking forward to traveling with my fellow state officers and making friendships that will last a lifetime. I am so thankful for this opportunity to serve you and I hope to see you on my journey.