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THSRA Student President: Jack Wright

Jack Dalton Wright is a senior at East Beauregard High School in DeRidder, Louisiana. Jack is a 4 year member of THSRA and 11 year member of the NLBRA. He competes in Region V of Texas and has been the Region V Champion Saddle Bronc Rider. In the inaugural year when the NJHRA added steer saddle bronc riding, Jack was the first Region V champion and the first Texas State Champion Steer Saddle

Bronc Rider. Jack is also an avid team roper and competes in high school, but his one true love is riding bucking horses.

He is a fourth generation cowboy. His great-grandfather worked ranches all over the Texas/New Mexico area, and retired after breaking his last colt at age 68, for the infamous Bell Ranch. Jack’s grandfather and brothers also worked the ranches along with their dad, breaking colts and rodeoing whenever they could sneak away from work. Jack was seemingly destined for bronc riding. His dad was the Texas High School State Champion Saddle Bronc rider and also the

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Champion Saddle Bronc Rider. Jack grew up on the PRCA circuit, traveling and watching as his dad com- peted day in and day out and eventually retired from the PRCA with his Gold Card, after winning the Southeastern Circuit.

Jack’s dad resides and works on the largest ranch in Louisiana, the Gray Ranch located in south Louisana. In true fashion, Jack has followed in the ranching footsteps, and is now helps oversee his mom’s family ranch, Fontenot Farms. In addition to school, practice, and rodeo, Jack oversees 150 or so momma cows, calves, and pasture on a day to day basis.

Outside of rodeo and ranching he enjoys: Duck, squirrel and dove hunt- ing and learning to play the French accordion. He also enjoys day-working and working out. At school, Jack is the vice-president of the student council, President of FBLA, Reporter for FFA, and competes on the FFA and 4-H horse judging, livestock judging, and forestry teams. Jack has a work ethic like no other, and is fiercely loyal to God, his family and the occasional Underdog.

After graduation, he plans to attend Clarendon Junior College, then Oklahoma Panhandle State University and continue his rodeo career.

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