Henrietta FFA members Riley Sizemore, Parker Dunkerley, Kassidy Beeler, Kasey Taylor, Cassie Pickett, Parker West and Katie Jo Blanscet were among the winners of the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo calf scramble winners during the Jan. 20-25 rodeo performances, while Braiden Obermier and Corby Henry-Morrison caught calves Jan. 29.
Sixteen high school students compete in each of the 30 stock show rodeo performances, with the goal of catching one of the eight haltered calves. Winners from each performance are rewarded with a $500 purchase certificate to help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project.
Winners must care for their animals throughout the year, and return for the 2013 stock show to exhibit the animal in the junior heifer show. Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college. Last year, scholarships totaling $135,500 were awarded to 72 young people.
Riley Sizemore caught a calf during the Jan. 20 evening performance, winning a purchase certificate sponsored by Dr. Bryan Flow of Arlington. Riley is the son of David and Wendy Sizemore of Henrietta.
Parker Dunkerley also caught a calf in the Jan. 20 evening performance, and is sponsored by the Price-Thomas Ranch of Fort Worth. Parker is the son of Tony and Cindy Dunkerley of Henrietta.
Kassidy Beeler caught a calf in the Jan. 22 afternoon performance, a win sponsored by Lone Star Ag Credit of Fort Worth. Kassidy is the daughter of Kelly and Glenda Beeler of Henrietta.
Kasey Taylor caught a calf in the Jan. 22 evening performance. Sue Ann Claudon of Burleson sponsors her certificate. Kasey is the daughter of Steve and Shelly Taylor of Henrietta.
Cassie Pickett also caught a calf in the Jan. 22 evening rodeo, with a reward sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Larry Woodruff of Fayetteville, Ark. She is the daughter of Jack and Shell Pickett of Rock Springs.
Parker West was the third Henrietta FFA member to catch in the Jan. 22 evening performance. Texop Construction of Roanoke sponsors his certificate. Parker is the son of Byron and Carrie West of Henrietta.
Katie Jo Blanscet caught a calf during the Jan. 25 evening performance of the rodeo. Jonny and Lori Brumley of Fort Worth sponsor her certificate. Katie Jo is the daughter of Frank and Sandra Blanscet of Henrietta.
Braiden Obermier earned a purchase certificate during the Jan. 29 evening performance, sponsored by Lone Star Ag Credit of Fort Worth. Braiden is the son of Jimmy and Kelly Obermier of Henrietta.
Corby Henry-Morrison also caught during the Jan. 29 evening performance. Producers’ Trading Company of Fort Worth sponsored his certificate. Corby is the son of Stuart and Amy Berend of Henrietta.
All entries receive a special t-shirt with their contestant number. Participants who do not catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots. Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries and Justin Boots have sponsored the event for many years.
The 116th annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo continues through Feb. 4.