Jesse and his roping partner, Kelly Lacey of
Mount Vernon, will compete in team roping on July 22.
Jesse will also be showing in an all-mule
show in Columbia, Mo., in August.
He graduated from Mount Zion High School in
May and was awarded a scholarship from the High School Rodeo Association.
He won his first trophy at 18 months and
started roping at age 2½. He has been showing, breaking, training and
shoeing horses all his life. He has been roping off his mule, Tex, for
are Janice Stoltzenburg of Decatur and Bill Stoltzenburg of Oreana, both
formerly of Lincoln, and Carl Merriman of Decatur.
[Provided by Janice