2017 Earnings: $115,163         Career Earnings: $199,487

Back No. 121
Hometown: Dublin, Texas
NFR qualifications: 2 (2005, 2017)
Joined WPRA: 2003

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FirewaterMakeMeHappy "Junior"
7-year old gelding
Sire: Firewaterontherocks
Dam: Junior Country Girl


Contestant Quick Minute


Top two highlights (excluding qualifying for NFR):
Was proud to win both the Diamond & Dirt slot race and RodeoHouston within a couple week time period. Prior to winning RodeoHouston, I hadn't considered even attempting to make the NFR again.

Most looking forward to doing/experiencing in Las Vegas:
I am looking forward to competing against the top rodeo competitors and spending time with my family.

Describe your 2017 season:
Exciting and challenging trying to balance rodeo and futurity competition.

Describe your horse's running and turning style and how they will do with the Thomas and Mack set-up:
My horse has been very consistent and is capable of being competitive in most setups. My challenge will be to keep him focused on his job instead of the distractions.

Which reality show would you last the longest on: The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, America's Got Talent or Survivor and tell us why?
I don't have much talent other than horses and I am gone so often I rarely have much food around at my house. It is a half hour each way to find a place to eat, so anyone that has stayed at my house knows Survivor is the easy choice.

Which former World Champion Barrel Racer would you seek rodeo advice from and why?
Every rodeo contestant - World Champion or not - has willingly provided guidance. The amount of teamwork among all the competitors has been refreshing.