Author: Lacey Maddalena

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Teaching To Teach

“Teachers who love teaching teach students to love learning.” -Robert John Meehan Growing up, I was really lucky to have my dad as a team roping coach and teacher.  While at times he could be a little hard on me for making careless mistakes, he was always quick to praise the things that I was

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The Cowboy Way

It seems like the deeper that we dive into this millennial generation, the farther and farther away we get from the cowboy way.  It wasn’t long ago that “ma’am” and “sir” were common words in a cowboy’s vocabulary.  A young cowboy would nearly break his neck getting to the door before a young lady or

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Broc Cresta Memorial Pro-Am Largest Turn Out To Date

I pulled into Cottonwood, CA around 7:30 am for the Broc Cresta Memorial Pro-Am Team Roping.  For those who have never attended, the roping takes place at the home of Jeff Davis’ 4-Star Rodeo Company.  As you pull up to the ranch, the first thing you see are rolling pastures with bucking bulls and horses

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Sherwood and Woodard Shake Up the PRCA Standings

If you’ve been following the PRCA the last few weeks, you may have noticed some familiar names keep showing up in the average results.  Matt Sherwood and Walt Woodard dominated in Fort Worth and are currently sitting well in the average at Houston with a round win the first night and a third place win

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From NFL to NFR: A GIANT Competitor

Photo courtesy of Foto Chaser On Sunday, February 25, 2018, former New York Giant and Super Bowl ring winner, McKenna “Bear” Pascoe will compete against the world’s top steer wrestlers for his chance at the $1 Million Dollar Bonus at RFD-TV’s The American. Pascoe, who was born and raised in Porterville, CA, was brought up

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4 Tips For Finding A Team Roping Mentor

I started competing in team roping when I was 11 years old.  When I first got started, my dad was always a mentor.  As a man who used to spin steers for Virgil Green, I trusted his coaching, even when I didn’t want to listen to him because he was my dad. When he passed

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Developing Mental Toughness In The Roping Pen

It’s your first run of the day.  You are up in ten teams.  You feel that familiar adrenaline start to set in.  Your heart starts to pound a little harder than normal.  You feel it first in your chest, then it slowly starts to set in all over your body.  You feel it in your

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Starting The Head Horse

I grew up on a commercial cattle ranch high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.  I know what some of you may be thinking.  “They don’t have cowboys in California.”  Well, think again!  I hate to break it to you, but some of the best cowboys I know, both in and out

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6 Tips For Building And Maintaining Your Roping Arena

I spend a lot of time in my arena.  Sometimes it’s on my horse and other times it’s on a tractor.  Truth is, the arena is my sanctuary. I take pride in the fact that I have nice ground and a nice setup.  But, I assure you, it didn’t start out that way.  There was

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