Well, not going the way you’d want. Dave missed both of my steers at Denver. Both steers were stronger and Dave didn’t get the best start. Since 4.0 is winning the first round (Caleb Driggers) and 4.2 was winning the second( Garret Tonozzi). Dave was forced into a shot that he didn’t necessarily want. Durning the winter rodeos they are all held in coliseums and little buildings. The times are fast and getting a good start is imperative for winning.

Rodeo is about staying positive. It’s such along season that you have to keep an even keel. I look at Clay Cooper as a great example of that. You walk by him and can’t tell if he just won the BFI or missed to win the world. I think this is important to success. I have seen my father and other great ropers do it on a regular basis. You have to be thick skinned or you’ll go crazy. Professional sports isn’t for the week minded, and life has decided to challenge my will right off the bat.

I’m not up anywhere till Jan 28 and 29. So I’m headed home to ride some colts and keep my roping sharp in the practice pen. My dad always says “Stay ready”, because you never know when your header is gonna stand up and stick. When your heeling for a legend like Dave Moats. It’ll probably be sooner rather than later. I know that if I keep my nose to the grind stone, and my attitude good, something good will happen for me. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation, and I’m going to make sure I’m ready when mine comes. -TW

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt quote

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