Team of Texas Rodeo Stars To
Humble, Texas – January 25, 2011 – Thanks to a sponsorship announced today by Baskins, the Official Western Store of Texas ™, 20 of the state’s top young cowboys and cowgirls have gained support in pursuing their dreams of becoming rodeo stars.
The first “Baskins Rodeo Team” has been named in partnership with the Regions of Texas High School Rodeo Association. Twenty high school seniors were selected to the team on the basis of outstanding performance in statewide rodeo competition (THSRA junior-year point standings) as well as academic achievement.
The 2012 Baskins Rodeo Team lineup includes:
Boys: Roger Brandt, Amarillo; Austin Courmie, Oakwood; Blane Cox, Cameron; Cooper Davis, Jasper; Levi Gutierrez, Bracketville; Dakoda Leopold, Louise; Paul Melvin, Paradise; Justin Moore, Rio Vista; Justin Shaffer, Hallsville; Randall Tate Teague, Rankin;
Girls: Maegan Boyd, San Augustine; Alex Carter, Seminole; Heather Hassler, Madisonville; Sarah Ingle, Campbell; Cheyenne Kelly, Halletsville; Kirsten Parker, Florence; Lauren Patterson, Spearman; Kassidy Pruett, Cedar Lane; Deven Riggins, Weatherford; and Katie Wojciechowski, Tarpley.
Members of the Baskins Rodeo Team will each receive a Baskins rodeo shirt as well as a $250 gift card toward the latest popular western wear that Baskins customers have come to enjoy over the years. Team members will also receive a $250 scholarship check from Baskins and have the chance to earn a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded after the state rodeo finals. Baskins offers more than 200 top-selling western brands, including thousands of styles for the entire family.
“Baskins is proud to support our new rodeo team, “ said Bryan Baskin, company president. “These hard-working cowboys and cowgirls devote long hours, as well as family dollars, into becoming the best riders they can be. Through our sponsorship, we hope to bring some of the best riders a step closer to fulfilling their rodeo dreams.”
About the THSRA
The Texas High School Rodeo Association is a 501-C non-profit organization that is the largest, most prestigious state high school rodeo association in the nation. THSRA sponsors over 125 rodeos per year throughout ten regions across Texas. The rodeo year begins in August and concludes with the Texas High School Finals Rodeo in June. To learn more about the association, rodeo events and venues, go to http://thsra.info/
Baskins is a one-stop-shopping experience, with more than 14 different departments featured in each store. Whether it’s flame resistant work wear or gear for the ranch, Baskins has a vast selection of clothing to fit any work environment. And with accessories and home décor merchandise, Baskins offers more than just traditional western clothing. For more information, go to www.baskins.com.