Not his first rodeo

Student participates in team roping outside of school

Brooke Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

Sophomore Luis Terrazas began team roping about four years ago but has had a rope in his hand since he was four years old. He participates in tournaments about every other weekend when the weather is nice.

Team roping is composed of a group of horseback riders who compete in a rodeo event where they try to rope the horns and legs of a horse in the fastest time possible. Even though there are lots of chances for injuries in the event, Terrazas chooses to look past it.

“I think that you can be injured in any sport so I don’t really pay attention to it,” Terrazas said.

His dad and uncle are both on a team with him. He also has a few friends from a different school who do team roping. He, his friends and family practice about two times a week in a local indoor arena.

“I would have to say that my biggest supporters are my parents because they are always pushing me to do my best,” Terrazas said.

He has won some buckles, saddles and money over the past four years. According to Terrazas, most of the prizes are money.

“I would love to do this for a living but I have a long ways to go, but with practice and hard work anything is possible,” Terrazas said.