Tate Branch Rodeo


Clint Cooper


 Tie-Down Roping

Born: 1/4/1982 Denison, Texas

Joined PRCA: 2001

PRCA Career Earnings: $675,853.00

World Titles Won: 0

WNFR Qualifications:4 (2004, 2007, 2010-11)

Current Residence: Decatur, Texas


2011 world standings place: 8th

2011 Wrangler NFR place: 9th

2011 Wrangler NFR earnings: $48,269
2011 earnings: $132,957
Tour Finale qualifications:  5
 Winter: 2002, 2004
Summer: 2004
Championship: 2004, 2010


2012 Highlights
Won the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas)
Career Highlights
2011: Won Round 7 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 7.6 seconds and placed in four other rounds. Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 

2010: Shared first place with Cody Ohl in Round 4 of the Wrangler NFR; placed in one other round. Won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.); co-champion at the Brighton Field Day & PRCA Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.) and the Parada del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Finished 12th in the final world standings with $116,430

2009: Won the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.); 
the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo; the Barstow (Calif.) Rodeo Stampede; the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas); the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas; the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Wendy Wood Memorial PRCA Rodeo (Cedar City, Utah). Finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $58,174

2008: Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the Eastland County Pro Rodeo (Ranger, Texas). Finished 45th in the world standings with $27,458

2007: Won a share of Round 10 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo after stopping the clock in 7.3 seconds and finished seventh in the average. Won the average title at the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas); led all tie-down roping competitors with $15,308. Won the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.); the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hemiston, Ore.) and was co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.). Finished 10th in world standings with $98,092

2006: Won the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport, La.); the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.); the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas). Finished 33rd in world standings with $34,922

2005: Finished 37th in world standings with $27,084

2004: Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); the Navajo Nation Fourth of July Celebration (Window Rock, Ariz.); the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.); the Calgary Stampede; the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days and the New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque). Was a finalist at the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas) and won Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.4 seconds. Finished the year ranked 10th in the world with $118,014

2002: Tied for the Tour Round win at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, moving him from 50th in the Tour standings to 12th and qualifying him for his first Tour Finale; finished 76th in the world with $37,229



Horse Eightys Sport "Sweetness" voted the AQHA/PRCA Tie-Down Roping Horse of the Year, 2010 and 2011; co-owned with Spur Resources 1


6-3, 185 ... Wife Amber (Rodie); sons Casen Dale (born March 28, 2008) and Canden James (Born August 29, 2011) ... Hobbies include playing basketball and fishing Son of the legendary ProRodeo Hall of Fame roper Roy "Super Looper" Cooper. He has two brothers, Clif and Tuf, who entered ProRodeo as tie-down ropers in 2008; Tuf was the world champion tie-down roper in 2011. Tuf, Clif and Clint became the first set of three brothers to qualify for the Wrangler NFR tie-down roping in the same year in 2010 and all three returned in 2011 Stepsister Shada is married to nine-time World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile Favorite sports teams are the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings Rodeo idol is his dad.


Clint Cooper being interviewed by talk show hosts Susie Dobbs

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Kathy Hollmann Biography

Kathy Hollmann

Kathy's shooting career began at the age of 2 when she began practicing with her older

brothers and father.  Growing up on a rural New Mexico ranch, Kathy started riding

horses on her own at the age of 3.  When she was just 7 years old, Kathy joined her

family as a competitor in local S.A.S.S. (Single Action Shooting Society) cowboy action

shooting matches.  Working cattle on a remote ranch at the age of 8, Kathy learned to

ride in rough mountainous terrain.  When she was 10, Kathy put her two passions (riding

and shooting) together and began competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting with both

S.A.S.S. and the C.M.S.A. (Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association).  Now age of 19,

Kathy has won the S.A.S.S. Ladies World Champion buckle three times.  In 2008 (age

14), 2010 (age 16) and 2011 (age 17).  As the 2010 S.A.S.S. OVERALL World Champion,

she is one of just three women who have ever won "Overall" World Champion titles in

any mounted shooting organization.  During the S.A.S.S. 2011 World Championship in

addition to winning the Ladies World Champion title, Kathy combined her Mounted

Shooting and Action Shooting skills to win the World Champion "All Around Cowboy"

title.  At the CMSA's 2012 Central National Championship Kathy broke the existing world

record on certified course #26, becoming the only New Mexico mounted shooter to

ever set a world record.

Kathy is currently attending college, majoring in Business and Marketing.  You can learn

more about Kathy by visiting her website at






Madison "Maddy" Deerman


Born: April 6, 2000, in Roswell, NM


Events:  Breakaway calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, and goat tying


Maddy's love of horses and rodeo began early in life on the family ranch outside of Hope, NM. Before she could even walk, Maddy loved to have Dad and Mom lead her around on ol' Roanie.  By the time Maddy was three, she no longer needed Dad or Mom's help.  She was riding and helping round up cattle on her own. At that time, Maddy's interest in roping and barrel racing began to surface. From the enclosed play area her parents had built in the arena for Maddy, she watched Dad and Mom rope and run barrels. One day, Maddy decided that she could bring up the roping steers and load the chute for Mom and Dad. It was then that she exchanged her Barbies for a rope and began her journey from the playpen to the practice pen.


At the age of four, Maddy entered her first youth rodeo and, since then, has won two horse trailers and numerous saddles and buckles. In 2012, Maddy had a stellar year. 

She qualified for National Jr. High School Finals and competed as a member of the NM team at Nationals.  Later that summer, she won several championships and the High Plains Jr. Rodeo Association All-Around 12 & Under championship. During Labor Day weekend of that year, she competed in Joe Beaver's Super Stars Roping and emerged high money winner and won second in the average. In November, Maddy won the average at the Ultimate Calf Roping in Amarillo, TX, and traveled to Duncan, Oklahoma, where she competed in the 11th annual Rising Stars Calf Roping. It was there that Maddy not only roped a calf in the fastest time (2.42 sec.) of the 12 & Under Breakaway roping, but she was the only girl of the twelve ropers to progress to the short round.  Maddy won that short round with a 2.62 sec., and she won the RSCR average with 13.16 sec. on four head of calves.


Currently, Maddy lives on the ranch with her parents, Brook and Joley Deerman, and attends school In Artesia, NM.  She rides and ropes in the practice pen and the pastures, looks forward to the next rodeo, and dreams of competing in the NFR.  


Rodeo awards--Highlights:

2008 NBHA Champion Youth Barrel Racer

2008 Reserve All-Around Champion West of the Pecos Rodeo Assn.

2008 Champion Breakaway Roper Chaves County


2009 Reserve Champion Barrel Racer Eddy County Barrel Racing Association

2009 Champion Barrel Racer New Mexico Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2009 Champion Pole Bender New Mexico Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2009 Champion Goat Tying New Mexico Jr. Rodeo Assn.


2010 Eddy County Barrel Racing Association Champion Pole Bender

2010 Champion Ribbon Roper Eddy Co. Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2010 Champion All-Around Trailer Winner Smokin' Spurs Jr. Rodeo Assn.


2011 Champion All-Around Trailer Winner Smokin' Spurs Jr. Rodeo Assn.


2012 Team Roping average winner High Plains Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2012 Reserve champion barrel racer High Plains Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2012 Breakaway Roping average winner High Plains Jr. Rodeo Assn. Finals

2012 Champion Breakaway Roper High Plains Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2012 All-Around Champion High Plains Jr. Rodeo Assn.

2012 High Money winner and 2nd in ave. Joe Beavers' Superstars Roping

2012 Res. Champion Barrel Racer NM Jr. High School Rodeo Assn.

2012 Average winner of Ultimate Calf Roping in Amarillo, TX

2012 Rising Stars Calf Roping 12 and Under Breakaway Champion

Local Cowgirl Wins the Triple Crown of Calf Roping


Thanksgiving weekend was especially blessed for a local twelve-year-old cowgirl and her parents.  Maddy Deerman, daughter of Brook and Joley Deerman of Hope, spent Nov. 22-25 in Duncan, OK, where she competed with over 538 contestants from across the nation and Canada in the 11th annual Rising Stars Calf Roping. After having been the highest money winner at the Joe Beavers Super Stars Roping in Stephensville, TX, and at the Ultimate Calf Roping in Amarillo, TX, Maddy was focused on winning the Rising Stars Roping, the third event in her Triple Crown of roping.


During the RSCR competition, each contestant ropes three calves, and the twelve contestants with the fastest times on three calves move on to the fourth go-round to rope a final calf.  The list of past winners of the Rising Stars roping is stellar, including NFR greats Blair Burk and Tuff Cooper. 


This year, of the twelve ropers with the fastest times, Maddy was the only girl to progress to the fourth go-round. However, that didn't bother Maddy.  She not only roped a calf in the fastest time (2.42 seconds) of all four go-rounds of the prestigious roping, but she won the fourth round with 2.62 seconds and won the average with the fastest time on four calves (13.16 sec.). In all, Maddy won two go-rounds and the average at the RSCR, along with a saddle, two buckles, numerous other awards, and a cash payoff of $1152.


In this competition and other rodeos in which Maddy competes, she represents Tate Branch Auto Group, supporter and sponsor of this and many other future champions.  Information about Maddy and additional champions who represent the Tate Branch Group is available at


However, although Maddy handles a loop and competition well, rodeo is not her only priority.  She also excels academically.  Each year, Maddy is on the highest honor roll.  This is one cowgirl who knows that success comes with hard work in the practice pen and in the classroom.


The following are the results of the 2012 Rising Stars Calf Roping.


1st Go

1st Shad Mayfield 2.52

2nd Booker McCutchenMcCutcheon 2.77

3rd Brock Banks 2.92

4th Quade Hiatt  2.97

5th Chance Little 3.0

6th Hayden Powell 3.13


2nd go

1st Chet Weitz 2.45

2nd Tyler Dean 2.57

3rd Whit Kitchens 2.80

4th Eli Barger 2.85

5th Garrison Koehn 2.97

6th Reed Boos 3.01Whit Kitchens 2.80


3rd go

1st Maddy Deerman 2.42

2nd Booker McCutchen 2.43 Booker McCutchen 2.43

3rd Zane Huffman 2.65

4th McKade Wickett 2.74

5th Dawson Appleton 2.78

6th Chance Little 2.80


Short round/4th go

1st   Maddy Deerman            2.62

2nd Jesse Thompson           2.65

3rd Austin Ross                     3.24

4th Stetson Schuster            3.26




1st   Maddy Deerman            13.16

2nd Riley Webb                     13.93Riley Webb 13.93

3rd Stetson Schuster            14.31

4th Jesse Thompson            14.40

5th Austin Ross                     14.47

6th Stran Thompson             16.28 Stran Thompson 16.28


The Gray Girls

TiAda Lachelle Gray and Tierra Shyan Gray, aka "The Gray Girls" are Lea County rodeo cowgirls.  They took over their parents' team roping horses at a very young age.  It wasn't something their parents had planned, it just kind of happened. It's been a great ride so far.  Rodeo is quite a family affair with their parents, Ross & Pat Gray, who have gone with them to every rodeo throughout their junior rodeo and high school rodeo careers.


TiAda is the oldest having been born March 4, 1992 in Seminole, Texas.  Tierra followed almost 3 years later to the day being born March 2, 1995 in Lubbock, Texas.  Their parents say its been easy to have birthday parties because they have one cake made and take it to the rodeo with them where the majority of their friends are.


The Gray Girls started out with local associations like Eddy County Junior Rodeo Association and Lea County Junior Rodeo Association competing in the 5 and under and moving up as they got older.  Eventually they moved up to bigger associations that have rodeos all over New Mexico & Texas and are still going strong; High Plains Junior Rodeo Association and American Junior Rodeo Association.  The girls won several event saddles and buckles along with numerous All-around titles from these associations throughout the years.  They both won horse trailers from the American Junior Rodeo Association for the finals all-around when they were in the 8 & under.   They have also traveled all over Texas & Oklahoma going to 19 & under ropings put on by several different contractors.  One of TiAda's most memorable roping wins was when she was 8 years old roping in a 13 & under boys and girls breakaway roping at the Young Guns Roping.  She won the average by .01 over one of the NFR qualifying Cooper boys, Clif, who was 13 at the time.   Tierra won the Young Guns girls 19 & under breakaway roping in 2011. 


They eventually moved on to the New Mexico Junior High Rodeo Association (NMJHSRA) and New Mexico High School Rodeo Association (NMHSRA).  TiAda and Tierra have both qualified for Nationals in these associations.   Tierra won the state junior high breakaway title in 2007, along with the Rookie All-Around Cowgirl title.   TiAda had her biggest win of her career that same year, the 2007 National High School Breakaway Championship in Springfield, Illinois.  TiAda was also the Rookie All Around Cowgirl that year for NMHSRA.  In 2008, TiAda returned to National High School Finals (NHSFR) in Farmington, NM, and won the Sweepstakes breakaway roping by winning the first & short round & placing in the second round bringing home a fat paycheck.  TiAda also went on to win 3 state championship titles at NMHSRA in 2009.  She took home saddles for barrels, breakaway, and the All-Around Cowgirl title.  While TiAda was competing at High School level Tierra was qualifying for Junior High Nationals all 3 years.  Tierra was a member of the New Mexico Junior High Rodeo Girls team that won Nationals in 2009.  Eventually, they ended up competing against each other in 2010.  Tierra qualified for NHSFR in Gillette, Wyoming, in the barrels and TiAda in the breakaway.  Tierra had a little hard luck and drew up on the day a large rainstorm came in and running in the mud didn't work too good.  TiAda on the other hand won the first go of the breakaway and fourth in the second go.  Unfortunately a broken barrier cost her a second National Championship in four years.    


The Gray Girls have also been fortunate to be picked as members for the Bloomer Trailer team at the International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) in Shawnee, Oklahoma since 2010.  The Bloomer team has won the team competition at the IFYR the last 4 years.  TiAda has represented the team as a goat tyer while Tierra has represented them as a pole bender in 2011 and a breakaway roper in 2012 & 2013.  Tierra won second in the breakaway the second round of the IFYR 2012 & fourth in the pole bending the second round.  Tierra ended up 6th in the pole bending average and the reserve champion all-around cowgirl.


At the present time, TiAda is attending college at Eastern New Mexico University on a rodeo scholarship. She is working towards a degree in Ag Science.   TiAda is trying to earn a spot to the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Finals in Casper, Wyoming. Tierra is finishing up her senior year at Tatum High School. She is working towards making her third NHSFR in 3 events, breakaway, pole bending, & cutting.  Tierra plans on attending Eastern New Mexico University also on a rodeo scholarship along with other scholarships.  Tierra's current plans are to get a degree in Business. 


TiAda & Tierra have received their Women's Pro Rodeo Association (WPRA) permits. They hope to hit some of those WPRA roping events along with the Texas Cowboys Rodeo Association (TCRA) in their spare time this summer. They will be pulling their horse trailers proudly with their Dodge Cummins diesel pickups purchased from Tate Branch Auto Group.  "The Gray Girls" are very proud to be associated with "Riding for the Brand" in support of Tate Branch Auto Group and what it stands for! 
It's not just about talent and winning
 but great character and morals!

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