Fort Worth, Texas, hosted some extra chrome as ropers from around the country converged on Cowtown for the third annual USTRC Cowtown ShootOut, November 13–15 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Those riding registered Paints competed for an extra $5,000 Paint bonus at the premier event, co-hosted by APHA and the United States Team Roping Championships.
Wyatt Muggli and Chris Young teamed up with Tanks Bueno Streak to take home second in the #13 handicap, netting them checks worth more than $2,000. As the high money-earning Paint in the #6 & Above category, Tanks Bueno Streak earned a $2,500 APHA bonus for owners Mark and Robin Muggli of Lane, Oklahoma. Bred by the Muggli family, Tanks Bueno Streak is a 2007 sorrel solid stallion by Houses Bueno Cody (QH) and out of Black Tank.
“I was sitting there on the fence during the Open thinking about the Paint bonus, and Tee Luttrell was complaining about not being able to find a Paint to bring. I remembered that [Tanks Bueno Streak] was a solid Paint-bred, so I ran to the office and registered,” Wyatt said. “We were a little worried about him because he’s green, and Chris and I were back to back in the short go. I took my rope off, rode back up the arena, switched the stirrups and Chris rode into the box. He handled it really well.”
The weekend also proved especially successful for Twister Royal Pepto and Colt Miller of Royse City, Texas—after bringing home a #8 Pick Draw check for more than $2,000 with partner Bodie Brassfield, Colt received the news that “Twister” had also earned the $2,500 APHA bonus for Elite #5 & Below ropers. A 2011 sorrel tobiano gelding by Pepto Flyer and out of Sweet Royal Treasure, Twister was bred and is owned by Sandy Miller of Royse City, Texas, and is trained by Kinzy Donnelly of Valley View, Texas.
“He’s a really special horse to ride. It’s been a pleasure and a joy to be a part of him,” Colt said. “He’s so good-minded and soft-hearted. You could go do anything on him.”
The Cowtown ShootOut win was the icing on top of a great week for Twister, who also took home APHA world championships in Amateur Ranch Sorting, Junior Heeling and Junior Tie-Down Roping at the 2015 APHA World Championship Show, along with reserve world championships in Junior Heading and Junior Steer Stopping. His success at the World Show earned the gelding the title of Reserve Super Gelding.
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