July 2011

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A Word From Kirk Bray

When one of the USTRC staff members came and talked to me about Facebook, I was less than enthusiastic. Technology has its place, especially in our sport, where we have increased our technology by leaps and bounds in the past ten years to keep up with member records, capture event data and most importantly, accurately classify ropers.

 

However, face to face, not Facebook, is the way I like to communicate. Yet, the world has moved on and Facebook has undeniably become an important communication tool for businesses and people. Nevertheless, with some convincing, I supported the launch of USTRC's Facebook page last month and in keeping with the USTRC value of providing the best services available, you will find the page to be very informative with custom pages providing videos, information about specific events and links to important news on the USTRC web site. Face to face, though, is still the way USTRC hopes to work with you in addressing your concerns and questions and we're just a phone call away. 

 

You'll also want to take a look at what's in store for Regional Finals that begin this month in Murfreesboro, Tenn. USTRC has added some great elements to the event to make it even more memorable for both ropers and their families. Check out the new video and learn more about what's going on near you.

 

As usual, the SuperLooper remains your best source for more information about events and to all, Happy July 4th! 


Kirk Bray  
Kirk Bray

USTRC . . . The Home of America's Cowboy Sport

Gold Plus offers $87,500 in Added Cash! 

 

Gold Plus Added Money

A guaranteed minimum of $12,500 will be added to the Gold Plus division at each of the seven Regional Finals events. That's a total of $87,500 of added money exclusively for Gold Plus members! With that kind of added money, the Gold Plus divisions will payback 85% to 100% in cash alone. To enhance the purse, awarded to the average winners will be extra fancy tooled leather rope bags by Martin, a Resistol straw hat, a pair of Tony Lama boots, and three pairs of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans. Awarded to the Incentive winners will be a Gist buckle, a Classic Equine rope bag, an ESP saddle pad, and a Classic Equine top load hay bag.

 

Don't forget that Gold Plus members receive $3,000 Flex earnings that allow you to enter Shoot-Outs. You can also enter the Regional Finals up to one week before the event without paying late fees by calling Ty Hillman with your entries and paying with a credit card (3% credit card fee included). Upgrade to a Gold Plus member for an additional $200 and receive $2,000 Flex Earnings and the other benefits associated with the program including competing in the Gold Plus roping and reserving stalls. Please do not hesitate to contact Ty Hillman with any questions.

USTRC Regional Finals Video

Keep Tabs on Your Available Earnings!

Flex Earnings, Applied Earnings and Available Earnings . . . they equal Shoot Out positions for you at the Regional and National Finals. Flex Earnings are points in the form of dollars awarded to you based on your placing at USTRC Sanctioned or Grassroots events, and some Affiliate events.

 

Applied Earnings are the actual dollars you win when you are not awarded Flex Earnings.  Add those two together and you get Available Earnings. Available Earnings are used to earn Regional and National Finals Shoot Out Positions. To enter a Regional Shootout position, you and your partner must have $2,000 in total Available Earnings (and can contribute in increments of $100). For National Finals, you and your partner need $6,000 in total Available Earnings.

 

To learn more about how Flex Earnings work, just click here.  

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Regional Finals Dates

Happy 4th of July

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REGIONAL FINALS DATES AND LOCATIONS

 

USTRC Regional Entry Form
Regional Entry
 

JULY 7-10

EASTERN REGIONAL FINALS 

MURFREESBORO, TN

 

JULY 22

PRE ENTRY DUE SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS

 

JULY 29

PRE ENTRY DUE LONESTAR REGIONAL FINALS

 

AUGUST 4-7

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS, CLOVIS, NM

 

AUGUST 11-14

LONE STAR REGIONAL FINALS, WACO, TX

 

AUGUST 12

PRE ENTRY DUE NORTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS

 

AUGUST 19

PRE ENTRY DUE SOUTHEAST AND HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL FINALS

 

AUGUST 26-28 

NORTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS, WINNEMUCCA, NV

 

AUGUST 26

PRE ENTRY DUE WEST COAST REGIONAL FINALS

 

SEPTEMBER 2-5

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL FINALS, TUNICA, MS. 

 

SEPTEMBER 3-5

HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL FINALS, LOVELAND, CO

 

SEPTEMBER 9-11

WEST COAST REGIONAL FINALS, PASO ROBLES, CA


 
USTRC Flex Earnings
USTRC Flex Earnings

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